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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Saint George 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 community such as Saint George 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 George to:

  • Parsons [Map], which is the Seat of Tucker County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Saint George to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,997 miles [9,651.2 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 6,710 miles [10,798.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,585 miles [7,378.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint George ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Saint George.

While the name Saint George is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alaska

Our profile page for Saint George   [Map]
Distance: About 4,011 miles [6,455.1 km] to the Northwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Saint George, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the East

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Saint George, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the South

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Saint George, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Charlton County

Our profile page for Saint George, Charlton County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Kankakee County

Our profile page for Saint George, Kankakee County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Vanderburgh County

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

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Kansas

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Saint George, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the West

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Maine

Knox County

Our profile page for Saint George, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

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Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Nicollet County

Our profile page for Saint George, Nicollet County   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Saint George, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the West

Wright County

Our profile page for Saint George, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the West

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Saint George, Lincoln County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Lincoln County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Saint George   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Richmond County

Our profile page for Saint George, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

LaMoure County

Our profile page for Saint George, LaMoure County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

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Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Venango County

Our profile page for Saint George, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Saint George, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the South

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Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Saint George, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km] to the West

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Virginia

Greene County

Our profile page for Saint George, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 87 miles [140 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Sheboygan County

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint George. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1668, Longitude: -79.7023     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint George 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 George 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 309.467 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.274 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.753 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Saint George, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saint George.