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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Roseville 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 Roseville 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 Roseville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Roseville to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Roseville to Fayetteville, with an average speed<3> 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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 238 miles [383 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,117 miles [9,844.4 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 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,704 miles [7,570.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Roseville ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Roseville.

While the name Roseville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Logan County

Our profile page for Roseville, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the West


Placer County

Our profile page for Roseville, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,150 miles [3,460.1 km] to the West Northwest

San Diego County

Our profile page for Roseville, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,045 miles [3,291.1 km] to the West


Warren County

Our profile page for Roseville, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Floyd County

Our profile page for Roseville, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northwest

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Barren County

Our profile page for Roseville, Barren County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the West Southwest

Hancock County

Our profile page for Roseville, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the West

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Macomb County

Our profile page for Roseville, Macomb County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Ramsey County

Our profile page for Roseville, Ramsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northwest

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Greene County

Our profile page for Roseville, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Roseville, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the East Northeast

Sussex County

Our profile page for Roseville, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Person County

Our profile page for Roseville, Person County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

Traill County

Our profile page for Roseville, Traill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the Northwest

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Muskingum County

Our profile page for Roseville, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Our profile page for Roseville   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Roseville, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Roseville, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East Northeast

Tioga County

Our profile page for Roseville, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Roseville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Roseville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the Northeast

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Bedford County

Our profile page for Roseville, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the West Southwest

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El Paso County

Our profile page for Roseville, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the West

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Stafford County

Our profile page for Roseville, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Roseville ...

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.

Clear Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Roseville   [Map]
Glen Jean   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Greenstown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Harvey   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Hilltop   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Lee   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lick Fork   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lively   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Long Branch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Maple Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Packs Branch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Price Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Prudence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Redstar   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Scarbro   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sun   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Turkey Knob   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [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 Roseville. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Roseville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>

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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 Roseville, 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' distance that starts in Roseville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roseville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roseville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9282, Longitude: -81.2615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roseville 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 Roseville 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 310.445 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.204 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.84 degrees.

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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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