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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pumpkintown to Elkins, with an average speed<2> 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 94 miles [151.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 160 miles [257.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,023 miles [9,693.1 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 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,611 miles [7,420.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pumpkintown ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Pumpkintown.

While the name Pumpkintown is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Randolph County

Our profile page for Pumpkintown, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the South Southwest

North Carolina

Jackson County

Our profile page for Pumpkintown, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the Southwest

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Pumpkintown, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the South Southwest


Macon County

Our profile page for Pumpkintown, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pumpkintown ...

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.

Fisher (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Pumpkintown   [Map]
Gale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Jeff Scotts (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jimtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kingsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Mabie   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Roaring Creek Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sand Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Skidmore (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pumpkintown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8929, Longitude: -80.0242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pumpkintown 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 Pumpkintown 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 309.672 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.466 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.988 degrees.

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