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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Piney to New Martinsville, 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 94 miles [151.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 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 6,023 miles [9,693.1 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 6,739 miles [10,845.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,614 miles [7,425.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Piney ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Piney.

While the name Piney is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Cherokee County

Our profile page for Piney, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the Southwest


Carroll County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Piney, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the West Southwest

Garland County

Our profile page for Piney, Garland County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the West Southwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Piney, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the West Southwest

Pope County

Our profile page for Piney, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Crittenden County

Our profile page for Piney, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Our profile page for Piney   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the Northwest

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Caldwell County

Our profile page for Piney, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the South Southwest

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Adair County

Our profile page for Piney, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the West Southwest

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Clarion County

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

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Loudon County

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

Morgan County

Our profile page for Piney, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Southwest

Van Buren County

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

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Austin County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Piney ...

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.

Archer   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Piney   [Map]
Big Moses   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Big Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Carbide   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Childs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Four Mile   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Halls Mills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
King   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Kingstown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Link   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lonetree   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Meeker   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Minnie   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Porters Falls   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reader   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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 Piney. 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.

Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard
  Suffragette. She was born in Woodsfield (Ohio) on Friday November 10, 1826 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday March 1, 1912 at an age of 85. She was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Woodsfield [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Piney

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Piney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5159, Longitude: -80.6945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Piney 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 Piney 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 310.057 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.997 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.065 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 Piney 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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