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(Doddridge County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Roberts 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 197 miles [317 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,028 miles [9,701.1 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 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,619 miles [7,433.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Roberts ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Roberts.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Roberts. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 38 communities in the United States and Canada - with 38 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

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Alabama

Escambia County

Our profile page for Roberts, Escambia County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Arkansas County

Our profile page for Roberts, Arkansas County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the West Southwest

Miller County

Our profile page for Roberts, Miller County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the West Southwest

California

Shasta County

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

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Colorado

Larimer County

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

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Florida

Escambia County

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

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Roberts, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the South

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Georgia

Jones County

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

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Idaho

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Roberts, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,642 miles [2,642.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Ford County

Our profile page for Roberts, Ford County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Roberts, Fountain County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Webster County

Our profile page for Roberts, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Barton County

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

Russell County

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

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Roberts, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Roberts, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the East

Queen Anne's County

Our profile page for Roberts, Queen Anne's County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

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

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Michigan

Alger County

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

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Minnesota

Otter Tail County

Our profile page for Roberts, Otter Tail County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Newton County

Our profile page for Roberts, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Southwest

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Montana

Carbon County

Our profile page for Roberts, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Middlesex County

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

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New Mexico

Eddy County

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

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Ohio

Jefferson County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Roberts, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the West Northwest

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Roberts, Muskingum County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Roberts   [Map]
Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North

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Oregon

Crook County

Our profile page for Roberts, Crook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,066 miles [3,324.9 km] to the West Northwest

Linn County

Our profile page for Roberts, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,152 miles [3,463.3 km] to the West Northwest

Marion County

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

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

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

Somerset County

Our profile page for Roberts, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Anderson County

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

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Tennessee

Madison County

Our profile page for Roberts, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the West Southwest

Putnam County

Our profile page for Roberts, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Hunt County

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

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Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Roberts, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Roberts ...

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.

Big Battle (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Roberts   [Map]
Big Moses   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Blandville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Center Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Dale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Flint   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Industrial   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
King   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Link   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Little Pittsburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Long Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Meeker   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roberts. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3784, Longitude: -80.6684     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roberts 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 Roberts 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 310.046 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.964 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.101 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 Roberts, 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 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 Roberts 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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