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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Saint Cloud 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 Saint Cloud 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 Cloud to:

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Cloud to Morgantown, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,003 miles [9,660.9 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 6,719 miles [10,813.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,594 miles [7,393.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Cloud ...

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

While the name Saint Cloud 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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Colorado

Larimer County

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

Florida

Osceola County

Our profile page for Saint Cloud, Osceola County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the South

Kansas

Dickinson County

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

Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Saint Cloud, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Saint Cloud, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the West

Ray County

Our profile page for Saint Cloud, Ray County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Saint Cloud, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Saint Cloud   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

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

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Washington

Skamania County

Our profile page for Saint Cloud, Skamania County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,132 miles [3,431.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

Our profile page for Saint Cloud, Fond du Lac County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Cloud ...

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.

Cottontown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Saint Cloud   [Map]
Deep Valley (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hero (PA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hundred   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunting Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jollytown (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maple   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Ned (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
New Freeport (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Round Bottom   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sandrock (PA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Triumph (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Cloud. 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.

Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)
  Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Millsboro [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Saint Cloud

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<8>
 
Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Saint Cloud

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Saint Cloud

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
 
William Holmes McGuffey
  Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Saint Cloud

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.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' distance beginning in Saint Cloud. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Cloud) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Cloud. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7020, Longitude: -80.4009     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Cloud 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 Cloud 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 309.869 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.813 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.87 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 Cloud 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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