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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Parsons [Map], which is the Seat of Tucker County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pierce to Parsons, with an average speed<2> 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 127 miles [204.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 134 miles [215.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,989 miles [9,638.4 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 6,701 miles [10,784.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,577 miles [7,366 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pierce ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Pierce.

While the name Pierce is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Pierce, 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.

Mobile County

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

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Pierce, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,233 miles [3,593.7 km] to the West Northwest

Solano County

Our profile page for Pierce, Solano County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,276 miles [3,662.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Pierce, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,336 miles [2,150.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Pierce, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the South Southwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Pierce, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the South

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Idaho

Clearwater County

Our profile page for Pierce, Clearwater County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,887 miles [3,036.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Anderson County

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

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Kentucky

Breckinridge County

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

Green County

Our profile page for Pierce, Green County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Pierce County

Our profile page for Pierce, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Pierce, Clark County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Pierce, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,701 miles [2,737.5 km] to the West

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North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Pierce, Burleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km] to the Northwest

Slope County

Our profile page for Pierce, Slope County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Pierce, Muskingum County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the West Northwest

Stark County

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

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Oklahoma

McIntosh County

Our profile page for Pierce, McIntosh County   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Pierce, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the North Northwest

Armstrong County

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

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South Dakota

Hughes County

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

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Tennessee

Carter County

Our profile page for Pierce, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Southwest

Polk County

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

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Texas

Wharton County

Our profile page for Pierce, Wharton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Pierce, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pierce ...

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.

Breedlove (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Pierce   [Map]
Henry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Horse Shoe Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Lead Mine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lime Rock (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Location   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Vale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Sell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Silver Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [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 Pierce. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pierce. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1737, Longitude: -79.5103     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pierce 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 Pierce 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 309.35 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.142 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.667 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 Pierce 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 Pierce, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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