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The location of Edith









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Edith.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Edith to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Edith to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Edith and extending to:

  • Pineville [Map], which is the Seat of Wyoming County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Edith to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 261 miles [420 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,854 miles [11,030.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,730 miles [7,612.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edith ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Edith.

While the name Edith is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Perry County

Our profile page for Edith, Perry County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Perry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Edith, Maricopa County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Maricopa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Archuleta County

Our profile page for Edith, Archuleta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,385 miles [2,228.9 km] to the West.

Georgia

Clinch County

Our profile page for Edith, Clinch County   [Map]

Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the South.

Kansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Edith, Logan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Logan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Louisiana

Beauregard Parish

Our profile page for Edith, Beauregard Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Nebraska

Blaine County

Our profile page for Edith, Blaine County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Blaine County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Catawba County

Our profile page for Edith, Catawba County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Catawba County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Edith, Monroe County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Monroe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oklahoma

Woods County

Our profile page for Edith, Woods County   [Map]

Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the West.

Tennessee

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Edith, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Texas

Coke County

Our profile page for Edith, Coke County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Shenandoah County

Our profile page for Edith, Shenandoah County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Shenandoah County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edith ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Coal Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Edith   [Map]

Cyclone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Glen Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Glover   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Hatcher   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Jesse   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Keyrock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lillydale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Lillyhaven   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Rock View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sun Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Turkey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Wyoming   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Edith. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Earl Coleman Francis

Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Edith

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield

Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Edith

Stirrat [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Edith

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield

Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)

Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Edith

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Edith. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Edith) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edith. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6768, Longitude: -81.6073     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edith have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Edith to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.657 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.409 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.067 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Edith could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Edith, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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