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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Saint Joseph 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 Joseph 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 Joseph to:

  • Moundsville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Joseph to Moundsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,014 miles [9,678.6 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 6,731 miles [10,832.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,606 miles [7,412.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Joseph ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Saint Joseph.

While the name Saint Joseph is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 31 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arizona

Apache County

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

Florida

Pasco County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the South

Georgia

Fulton County

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

Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the West

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Indiana

Clark County

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

Floyd County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the West Southwest

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the West Southwest

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Iowa

Kossuth County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Kossuth County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Cloud County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the West

Reno County

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

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Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the West Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Tensas Parish

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Tensas Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Saint Joseph   [Map]
Distance: About 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the Northwest

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Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Berrien County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Stearns County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the West

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,833 miles [2,949.9 km] to the West

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Saint Joseph   [Map]
Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Saint Joseph
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the West Northwest

Portage County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Saint Joseph
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,168 miles [3,489.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Saint Joseph
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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South Dakota

Grant County

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

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Tennessee

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Southwest

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Wisconsin

Fond du Lac County

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

La Crosse County

Our profile page for Saint Joseph, La Crosse County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the West Northwest

Saint Croix County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Joseph ...

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.

Andy (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Saint Joseph   [Map]
Dean   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Five Points (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Franklin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Graysville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Halls Mills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Howard (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Kent   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Lynn Camp   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Marion   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Peabody   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rockport   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Stillhouse Run (OH) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [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 from Saint Joseph. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Joseph) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Joseph. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7304, Longitude: -80.7131     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Joseph 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 Joseph 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 310.06 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.033 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.999 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 Joseph 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>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 Joseph, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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