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Pricetown, West Virginia
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Pricetown 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 187 miles [300.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,036 miles [9,714 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 6,751 miles [10,864.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,626 miles [7,444.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pricetown ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Pricetown.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Pricetown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Casey County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Casey County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West Southwest

Fayette County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the West Southwest


Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Pricetown, Jefferson Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the Southwest

North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Highland County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the North

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Berks County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pricetown ...

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.

Butchersville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Pricetown   [Map]
Churchville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Deanville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fisher Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Homewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lightburn   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Quiet Dale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Chapel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pricetown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0493, Longitude: -80.5248     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pricetown 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 Pricetown 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 309.97 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.829 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.151 degrees.

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<7>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 Pricetown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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