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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Seth 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 Seth to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Seth to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 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 6,123 miles [9,854 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 6,836 miles [11,001.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,712 miles [7,583.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Seth ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Seth.

While the name Seth is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Kansas

Norton County

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

Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Seth, 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.

South Dakota

Day County

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

Tennessee

Maury County

Our profile page for Seth, Maury County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Hardin County

Our profile page for Seth, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Seth ...

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.

Bloomingrose   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Seth   [Map]
Comfort   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Eden   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Fosterville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Joes Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Johns   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Keith   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maxine   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Milltown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Nelson   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Seth. 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Seth

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 starting from Seth. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Seth) 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 Seth. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Seth

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1131, Longitude: -81.6216     [Map].

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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 Seth 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 310.659 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.476 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.935 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 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 Seth 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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