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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Palmer to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 191 miles [307.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,057 miles [9,747.8 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 6,769 miles [10,893.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,645 miles [7,475.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Palmer ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Palmer.

While the name Palmer is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

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

Alaska

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]
Distance: About 3,226 miles [5,191.7 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Monroe County

Our profile page for Palmer, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]
Distance: About 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Santa Barbara County

Our profile page for Palmer, Santa Barbara County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,197 miles [3,535.7 km] to the West

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Florida

Alachua County

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

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Illinois

Christian County

Our profile page for Palmer, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Palmer, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the West Northwest

Saint Joseph County

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

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Iowa

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Palmer, Pocahontas County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Ellis County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Palmer, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Palmer, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Palmer, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Palmer, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Baraga County

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

Marquette County

Our profile page for Palmer, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Waseca County

Our profile page for Palmer, Waseca County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Forrest County

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

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Palmer, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Merrick County

Our profile page for Palmer, Merrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Saratoga County

Our profile page for Palmer, Saratoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the North

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Palmer, Multnomah County
This community is historic.
Although located in Multnomah County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Palmer, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the North

Fayette County

Our profile page for Palmer, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northeast

Warren County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Palmer   [Map]
Distance: About 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km] to the Northwest

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South Dakota

Deuel County

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

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Tennessee

Grundy County

Our profile page for Palmer, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Palmer, Cameron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,316 miles [2,117.9 km] to the Southwest

Ellis County

Our profile page for Palmer, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Palmer, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Southeast

Salem City

Our profile page for Palmer, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Palmer, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Palmer, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Palmer ...

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.

Bakers Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Palmer   [Map]
Big Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fishers Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gregory   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Guardian   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Heaters   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Holly   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
McNutt   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tesla   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Thrash (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Palmer. 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Palmer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Palmer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6576, Longitude: -80.5893     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Palmer 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 Palmer 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 310.021 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.829 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.312 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 Palmer 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 Palmer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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