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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Saint Albans to ...

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Albans to Charleston, 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,120 miles [9,849.2 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 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,710 miles [7,580 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Albans ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Saint Albans.

While the name Saint Albans is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Saint Albans, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the Northeast

Minnesota

Hennepin County

Our profile page for Saint Albans, Hennepin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Hennepin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

Franklin County

Our profile page for Saint Albans, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the West

Saint Louis County

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

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New York

Queens County

Our profile page for Saint Albans, Queens County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Saint Albans   [Map]
Distance: About 1,454 miles [2,340 km] to the Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Saint Albans
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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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Saint Albans, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Saint Albans, Greenville County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Greenville 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 Saint Albans, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,604 miles [2,581.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Franklin County

Our profile page for Saint Albans, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Albans ...

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.

Amandaville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Saint Albans   [Map]
Cross Lanes   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Institute   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Lone Oak Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Nitro   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
River Bend   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Strawberry Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Tornado   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Virginia Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [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 Saint Albans. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Saint Albans

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint Albans: www.stalbanswv.com/

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Albans. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Albans

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Albans. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3769, Longitude: -81.8198     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Albans 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 Saint Albans 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 310.775 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.647 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.936 degrees.

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<7>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 Saint Albans 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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<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: findagrave.com.

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