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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Quaker to Wayne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 297 miles [478 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,159 miles [9,911.9 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 6,874 miles [11,062.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,749 miles [7,642.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Quaker ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Quaker.

While the name Quaker is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Illinois

Edgar County

Our profile page for Quaker, Edgar County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Vermillion County

Our profile page for Quaker, Vermillion County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Quaker, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the West

Michigan

Lenawee County

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

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Quaker, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Virginia

Carroll County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Quaker ...

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.

Cove Gap   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Quaker   [Map]
Echo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Effie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fort Gay   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Job (KY)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Saltpetre   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Stonecoal   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Torchlight (KY) (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Upper Tug (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [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 Quaker. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Quaker

Stirrat [Map] is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southeast of Quaker

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<9>

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Quaker. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Quaker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0523, Longitude: -82.4277     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Quaker 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 Quaker 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 311.15 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.027 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.30 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 Quaker, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Quaker 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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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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