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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Scott to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 250 miles [402.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,075 miles [9,776.8 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 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Scott ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Scott.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Scott. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 34 communities in the United States and Canada - with 33 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Braxton County

Our profile page for Scott, Braxton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Braxton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Putnam County

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

DeKalb County

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

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Scott, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West Southwest

California

Los Angeles County

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

Georgia

Habersham County

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

Johnson County

Our profile page for Scott, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the South

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Illinois

Saint Clair County

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

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Indiana

LaGrange County

Our profile page for Scott, LaGrange County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Fayette County

Our profile page for Scott, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Kenton County

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

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Louisiana

Lafayette Parish

Our profile page for Scott, Lafayette Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

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

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Scott, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Scott, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Cole County

Our profile page for Scott, Cole County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Webster County

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

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Scott, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Lea County

Our profile page for Scott, Lea County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lea County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Cortland County

Our profile page for Scott, Cortland County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Noble County

Our profile page for Scott, Noble County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 39 miles [62.8 km] to the North

Van Wert County

Our profile page for Scott, Van Wert County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Scott, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Scott   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Scott, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Scott   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Scott   [Map]
Distance: About 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Scott, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the South

Edgefield County

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

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Scott, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the South Southeast

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Tennessee

Meigs County

Our profile page for Scott, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Scott, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Adams County

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

Klickitat County

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

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Scott, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,915 miles [3,081.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Oneida County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Scott ...

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.

Corner (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Scott   [Map]
Hockingport (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ireland (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Larkmead   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Little Hocking (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
New England   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Porterfield (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Redbush (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockland (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Torch (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Walkers Crossing (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [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 Scott. 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.

August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Scott

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<9>

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About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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



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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scott. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2415, Longitude: -81.6807     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scott 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 Scott 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 310.67 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.655 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.594 degrees.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Scott 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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<9>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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