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Pricetown, West Virginia
(Wetzel County)

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The location of Pricetown

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Pricetown 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 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 and extending to:

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Pricetown to New Martinsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 190 miles [305.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,016 miles [9,681.8 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 6,731 miles [10,832.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,607 miles [7,414.2 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 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the West Southwest.


Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Pricetown, Jefferson Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the Southwest.

North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the South Southeast.


Highland County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Highland County   [Map]

Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the West.

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Mahoning County   [Map]

Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the North.


Berks County

Our profile page for Pricetown, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the East Northeast.

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.

Alliance   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Pricetown   [Map]

Archer   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Big Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Brink   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Curtisville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Deep Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Four Mile   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hazel   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Joetown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Kingstown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Margaret   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Seven Pines   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sincerity   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Pricetown. 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.

Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Pricetown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pricetown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5076, Longitude: -80.5115     [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 309.945 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.869 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.987 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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<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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