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The location of Egypt









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Egypt to ...

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

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

  • Charles Town [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 209 miles [336.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Egypt to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 58 miles [93.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,916 miles [9,520.9 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 6,626 miles [10,663.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,502 miles [7,245.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Egypt ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Egypt.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Egypt. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 41 communities in the United States and Canada - with 41 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Summers County

Our profile page for Egypt, Summers County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the Southwest.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Egypt, Wayne County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Egypt, Bibb County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Southwest.

Etowah County

Our profile page for Egypt, Etowah County   [Map]

Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Southwest.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Egypt, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the West Southwest.

Arkansas

Craighead County

Our profile page for Egypt, Craighead County   [Map]

Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Georgia

Effingham County

Our profile page for Egypt, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the South Southwest.

Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Egypt, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,771 miles [2,850.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Indiana

Jasper County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jasper County   [Map]

Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Kansas

Harvey County

Our profile page for Egypt, Harvey County

This community is historic.

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

Kentucky

Elliott County

Our profile page for Egypt, Elliott County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Rowan County

Our profile page for Egypt, Rowan County

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

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

Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Egypt, Natchitoches Parish

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

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

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Egypt, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Egypt, Plymouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Genesee County

Our profile page for Egypt, Genesee County

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

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

Mason County

Our profile page for Egypt, Mason County

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

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

Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Egypt, Chickasaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the West Southwest.

Holmes County

Our profile page for Egypt, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the West Southwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Egypt

This community is historic.

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

New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Egypt, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the North.

North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Egypt, Beaufort County   [Map]

Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the South.

Chatham County

Our profile page for Egypt, Chatham County

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

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

Ohio

Auglaize County

Our profile page for Egypt, Auglaize County   [Map]

Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Belmont County

Our profile page for Egypt, Belmont County   [Map]

Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Licking County

Our profile page for Egypt, Licking County

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

Scioto County

Our profile page for Egypt, Scioto County   [Map]

Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West.

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Egypt, Tuscarawas County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Wood County

Our profile page for Egypt, Wood County

This community is historic.

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Egypt

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

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

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Egypt, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the North.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Egypt, Fayette County

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

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Egypt, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Egypt, Lehigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Egypt, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Tipton County

Our profile page for Egypt, Tipton County   [Map]

Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Texas

Leon County

Our profile page for Egypt, Leon County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Egypt, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Wharton County

Our profile page for Egypt, Wharton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the West Southwest.

Vermont

Caledonia County

Our profile page for Egypt, Caledonia County   [Map]

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the Northeast.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Egypt, Franklin County

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

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

Washington

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Egypt, Lincoln County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Egypt ...

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.

Files Crossroad   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Egypt   [Map]

Gordondale (VA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Grubbs Corner   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Halltown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Harmony (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Heatherfield   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Irish Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Jamestown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Martinsburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Mechanicstown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mount Pleasant   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Rest (VA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rose Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Summit Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Swan Pond   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Tablers Station   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Union Corner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wheatland   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Egypt. 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.

Belle Boyd

Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at an age of 56. She was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Martinsburg [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<9>

John Brown

Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Egypt

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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' (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- Egypt) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Egypt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3520, Longitude: -77.9475     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Egypt 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 Egypt 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 308.402 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.092 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.927 degrees.

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<7>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 Egypt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Egypt 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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<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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