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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Pohick to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,061 miles [9,754.2 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 6,778 miles [10,908.1 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 Pohick ...

While the name Pohick is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Fairfax County

Our profile page for Pohick, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pohick ...

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.

Central   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Pohick   [Map]
Constitution (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cornerville (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Grand View (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Liberty Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Locust Fork (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oak Grove (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Ponderosa   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rathbone (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ruraldale (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sandhill (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Unionville (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [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 Pohick. 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.

August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Pohick

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pohick. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3779, Longitude: -81.4815     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pohick 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 Pohick 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 310.544 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.532 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.46 degrees.

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<7>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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