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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grantsville [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pink to Grantsville, 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 37 miles [59.5 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 just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,077 miles [9,780 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 6,791 miles [10,929.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,667 miles [7,510.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pink ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Pink.

While the name Pink is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


White County

Our profile page for Pink, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the South Southwest


Jessamine County

Our profile page for Pink, Jessamine County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the West Southwest


Rankin County

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

Tunica County

Our profile page for Pink, Tunica County   [Map]
Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the West Southwest

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Scioto County

Our profile page for Pink, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the West

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Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Pink, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the West

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Wayne County

Our profile page for Pink, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pink ...

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.

Adam   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Pink   [Map]
Beech   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Clover   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Leatherbark   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Millstone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Nancy Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Otto   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pink. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7854, Longitude: -81.2201     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pink 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 Pink 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 310.401 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.28 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.543 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 Pink 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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