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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Patsey once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Patsey to:

  • Spencer [Map], which is the Seat of Roane County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Patsey to Spencer, with an average speed<3> 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,090 miles [9,800.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,805 miles [10,951.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,680 miles [7,531.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Patsey ...

While the name Patsey is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Estill County

Our profile page for Patsey, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Patsey ...

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.

Buffalolick (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Patsey   [Map]
Countsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Flatfork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Geneva   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harmony   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Jingo (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leo (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Mattie (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Welcome   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pad (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Knob   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rushville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Shad (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Speed   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stringtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Vicars   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodyard (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 Patsey. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Patsey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Patsey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Patsey. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Patsey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patsey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6773, Longitude: -81.4229     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Patsey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Patsey to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.527 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.408 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.667 degrees.

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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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