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Edmond, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Edmond to ...

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Edmond to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 223 miles [358.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,101 miles [9,818.6 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 6,813 miles [10,964.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,688 miles [7,544.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Edmond ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Edmond.

While the name Edmond is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Edmond, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the West Southwest.


Norton County

Our profile page for Edmond, Norton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the West Northwest.


Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Edmond, Oklahoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Edmond ...

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.

Beauty   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Edmond   [Map]

Carver (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Divide   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Lookout   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Michigan (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Mountain Cove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Spy Rock   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Sunnyside (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Edmond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0623, Longitude: -81.0273     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Edmond 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 Edmond 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 310.301 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.06 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.697 degrees.

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