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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Osceola to Elkins, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,014 miles [9,678.6 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 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,601 miles [7,404.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Osceola ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Osceola.

While the name Osceola is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Osceola, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the West Southwest

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Osceola, Alachua County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Alachua County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Osceola, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the South Southwest

Seminole County

Our profile page for Osceola, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the South

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Georgia

Oconee County

Our profile page for Osceola, Oconee County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oconee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Stark County

Our profile page for Osceola, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Osceola, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Clarke County

Our profile page for Osceola, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Green County

Our profile page for Osceola, Green County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Green County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Osceola, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Southwest

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Osceola, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Osceola, Berkshire County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Berkshire County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Osceola, Houghton County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Osceola, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Polk County

Our profile page for Osceola, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Osceola, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Sierra County

Our profile page for Osceola, Sierra County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Sierra County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Osceola, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Osceola, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the South

Union County

Our profile page for Osceola, 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.

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Ohio

Warren County

Our profile page for Osceola, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Custer County

Our profile page for Osceola, Custer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Osceola   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Osceola, Centre County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Centre County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Osceola, Clearfield County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Clearfield County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tioga County

Our profile page for Osceola, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Osceola, Lancaster County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Lancaster County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Kingsbury County

Our profile page for Osceola, Kingsbury County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Hill County

Our profile page for Osceola, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Washington County

Our profile page for Osceola, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the Southwest

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Osceola, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,192 miles [3,527.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Polk County

Our profile page for Osceola, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Osceola ...

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.

Burner   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Osceola   [Map]
Cheat Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Circleville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Dry Run   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elk River Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Flint   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gertrude (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Hardscrabble (VA)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Job   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Italy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
May   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osceola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7140, Longitude: -79.6334     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Osceola 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 Osceola 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 309.444 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.179 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.882 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 Osceola 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 Osceola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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