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Parkview, West Virginia
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Wheeling [Map], which is the Seat of Ohio County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Parkview to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,998 miles [9,652.8 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 6,716 miles [10,808.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,591 miles [7,388.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Parkview ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Parkview.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Parkview. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 20 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

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Parkview, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Southwest


Douglas County

Our profile page for Parkview, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the West


Vigo County

Our profile page for Parkview, Vigo County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the West


Our profile page for Parkview
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Parkview, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Southeast

Prince George's County

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

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Parkview, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Monroe County

Our profile page for Parkview, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Southwest

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Hall County

Our profile page for Parkview, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the West

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Parkview
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.

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Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Parkview, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Tulsa County

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

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Our profile page for Parkview   [Map]
Distance: About 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km] to the Northwest

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Cumberland County

Our profile page for Parkview, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the Southwest

Roane County

Our profile page for Parkview, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the Southwest

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Brazoria County

Our profile page for Parkview, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the Southwest

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Albemarle County

Our profile page for Parkview, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the Southeast

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Parkview, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the Southeast

Newport News City

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

Petersburg City

Our profile page for Parkview, Petersburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the Southeast

Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Parkview, Portsmouth City   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Southeast

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Whatcom County

Our profile page for Parkview, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,119 miles [3,410.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Parkview ...

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.

Cedar Rocks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Parkview   [Map]
Echo Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eden   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Greggsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Martins Ferry (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mozart   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mozart Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Terminal Junction (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Twilight   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Camp   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Vineyard Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Warwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [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 Parkview. 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.

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Parkview

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<8>
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Parkview

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter
William Holmes McGuffey
  Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Parkview

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Ohio County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkview. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0520, Longitude: -80.6612     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Parkview 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 Parkview 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 310.015 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.031 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.863 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 Parkview 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>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:

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