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(Gilmer County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Glenville [Map], which is the Seat of Gilmer County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Perkins to Glenville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East (E). 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 6,065 miles [9,760.7 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 6,779 miles [10,909.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,654 miles [7,489.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Perkins ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Perkins.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Perkins. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 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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Arkansas

Howard County

Our profile page for Perkins, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the West Southwest

California

Sacramento County

Our profile page for Perkins, Sacramento County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,163 miles [3,481 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Leon County

Our profile page for Perkins, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the South Southwest

Georgia

Burke County

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

Jenkins County

Our profile page for Perkins, Jenkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the South

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Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Perkins, Ada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,852 miles [2,980.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Pope County

Our profile page for Perkins, Pope County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West

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Indiana

Newton County

Our profile page for Perkins, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Sioux County

Our profile page for Perkins, Sioux County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Montgomery County

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

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Kentucky

Lincoln County

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

Madison County

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

Whitley County

Our profile page for Perkins, Whitley County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the Southwest

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Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish

Our profile page for Perkins, Calcasieu Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Perkins, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Delta County

Our profile page for Perkins, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the North Northwest

Tuscola County

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

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Minnesota

Houston County

Our profile page for Perkins, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Scott County

Our profile page for Perkins, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Burlington County

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

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Ohio

Erie County

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

Mahoning County

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

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Oklahoma

Payne County

Our profile page for Perkins, Payne County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the West

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Quebec

Our profile page for Perkins   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Dakota

Bon Homme County

Our profile page for Perkins, Bon Homme County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Albany County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Perkins ...

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.

Cedarville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Perkins   [Map]
Chapel   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Euclid   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
German (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Home   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hope (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mark (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Normantown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Progress (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sand Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Shock   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Stumptown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Perkins. 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' distance that stretches from Perkins. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Perkins) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Perkins. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7845, Longitude: -80.9259     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Perkins 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 Perkins 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 310.222 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.076 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.415 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Perkins 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 Perkins, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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