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Effie, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Effie 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 Effie to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Effie to Wayne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,161 miles [9,915.2 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 6,876 miles [11,065.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,751 miles [7,646 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Effie ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Effie.

While the name Effie is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Whitfield County

Our profile page for Effie, Whitfield County

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

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


Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Effie, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the Southwest.


Itasca County

Our profile page for Effie, Itasca County   [Map]

Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the Northwest.


Tallahatchie County

Our profile page for Effie, Tallahatchie County   [Map]

Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the West Southwest.


Callaway County

Our profile page for Effie, Callaway County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the West.

North Carolina

Jackson County

Our profile page for Effie, Jackson County

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

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


Union County

Our profile page for Effie, Union County

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

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


Wilbarger County

Our profile page for Effie, Wilbarger County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Effie ...

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.

Bumblebee (KY) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Effie   [Map]

Deephole (KY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Echo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Evergreen (KY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Five Forks (KY)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Fort Gay   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Fullers (KY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Greenwood (KY)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mineral Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Potters (KY)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Saltpetre   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Smoky Valley (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Torchlight (KY) (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Effie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0945, Longitude: -82.5082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Effie 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 Effie 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 311.198 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.089 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.322 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Effie 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 Effie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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