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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Winfield [Map], which is the Seat of Putnam County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Plymouth to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 260 miles [418.4 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 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,114 miles [9,839.5 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 6,830 miles [10,991.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,705 miles [7,572 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Plymouth ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Plymouth.

While the name Plymouth is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 37 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Franklin County

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

California

Amador County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Amador County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,091 miles [3,365.1 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Northeast

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East

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Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the South

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Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Marshall County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Cerro Gordo County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Cerro Gordo County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the West Northwest

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Plymouth County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the West Northwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Brown County

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

Jewell County

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

Lyon County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the West

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Gogebic County   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Hennepin County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Lowndes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the Southwest

Pontotoc County

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

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Missouri

Carroll County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 816 miles [1,313.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Plymouth   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Chenango County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Chenango County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Washington County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the East Southeast

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North Dakota

Ransom County

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

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the North Northeast

Fayette County

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

Huron County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Huron County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Box Elder County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Box Elder County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Lunenburg County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Lunenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Benton County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,965 miles [3,162.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Sheboygan County

Our profile page for Plymouth, Sheboygan County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Plymouth ...

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.

Black Betsey   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Plymouth   [Map]
Confidence   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Eleanor   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hometown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hugo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Paradise   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Raymond City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red House   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rock Branch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Scary   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Winter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 Plymouth. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Plymouth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Putnam County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plymouth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5159, Longitude: -81.8449     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plymouth 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 Plymouth 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 310.787 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.682 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.902 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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth, 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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