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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Pea Ridge to ...

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

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

  • Huntington [Map], which is the Seat of Cabell County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Pea Ridge to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 286 miles [460.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,138 miles [9,878.2 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 6,854 miles [11,030.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,730 miles [7,612.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pea Ridge ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Pea Ridge.

While the name Pea Ridge is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

DeKalb County

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

Escambia County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the South Southwest

Fayette County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the Southwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the Southwest

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Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the West

Desha County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Desha County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the West Southwest

Fleming County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the West

Scott County

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

Todd County

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

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Kemper County

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

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Polk County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the South

Washington County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East Southeast

Yadkin County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Yadkin County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Tennessee

Clay County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the Southwest

DeKalb County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Pea Ridge, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pea Ridge ...

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.

Blue Sulphur   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Pea Ridge   [Map]
Fair Place (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Garden Farms   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Home Park (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Indian Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lock (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Martha   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Timberlake   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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About Cabell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cabell County: www.cabellcounty.org/

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 from Pea Ridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pea Ridge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pea Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pea Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pea Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4140, Longitude: -82.3199     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pea Ridge 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 Pea Ridge 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 311.079 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.00 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.141 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 Pea Ridge 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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