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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Progress to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Progress to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Progress once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Progress to:

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Progress to Sutton, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 50 miles [80.5 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 most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,063 miles [9,757.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,777 miles [10,906.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,653 miles [7,488.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Progress ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Progress.

While the name Progress is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Progress, Lawrence County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lawrence County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Progress   [Map]
Distance: About 2,162 miles [3,479.4 km] to the Northwest

California

Sutter County

Our profile page for Progress, Sutter County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,180 miles [3,508.4 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Baca County

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

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Illinois

Union County

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

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Indiana

Delaware County

Our profile page for Progress, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Edwards County

Our profile page for Progress, Edwards County
This community is historic.
Although located in Edwards County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Leavenworth County

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

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Progress, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Southwest

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Mississippi

Jefferson Davis County

Our profile page for Progress, Jefferson Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Southwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Progress, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Progress, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis City

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

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New York

Fulton County

Our profile page for Progress, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for Progress, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Progress, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,170 miles [3,492.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Progress, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Bailey County

Our profile page for Progress, Bailey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,252 miles [2,014.9 km] to the West

Hale County

Our profile page for Progress, Hale County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hale County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Palo Pinto County

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

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Progress, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Progress, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Progress ...

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.

Cedarville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Progress   [Map]
Chapel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Cutlips   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Exchange   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Flower   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gassaway   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
German (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Home   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hope (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Otter   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mark (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Normantown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosedale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Shadyside   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Shock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Progress, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Progress. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Progress) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Progress. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7593, Longitude: -80.8659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Progress have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Progress to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.186 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.032 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.398 degrees.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Progress 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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