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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Keyser [Map], which is the Seat of Mineral County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Seymour to Keyser, 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 173 miles [278.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 106 miles [170.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,942 miles [9,562.7 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 6,654 miles [10,708.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,530 miles [7,290.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Seymour ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Seymour.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Seymour. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States and Canada - with 21 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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Seymour, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Craighead County

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

Connecticut

New Haven County

Our profile page for Seymour, New Haven County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Jackson County

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

Putnam County

Our profile page for Seymour, 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.

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Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Seymour, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West

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Indiana

Jackson County

Our profile page for Seymour, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the West

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Iowa

Wayne County

Our profile page for Seymour, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the West

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Kansas

Rush County

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

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Kentucky

Hart County

Our profile page for Seymour, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Kent County

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

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Missouri

Webster County

Our profile page for Seymour, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Douglas County

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

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Nevada

Nye County

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

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North Dakota

Richland County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Seymour
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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Tennessee

Sevier County

Our profile page for Seymour, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Baylor County

Our profile page for Seymour, Baylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the West Southwest

Hopkins County

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

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Wisconsin

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Seymour, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northwest

Outagamie County

Our profile page for Seymour, Outagamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Seymour ...

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.

Bowling Green (MD)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Seymour   [Map]
Brady (MD)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Cedar Cliff   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Frost (MD) (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Knobmount   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lucas Heights (MD)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Mexico (MD)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Hill (MD)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shanty Town (MD) (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Short Gap   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sixmile House (MD)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Triple Lakes (MD)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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Communities in West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

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 Seymour. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Seymour) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seymour. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5926, Longitude: -78.8170     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seymour 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 Seymour 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 308.911 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.707 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.213 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 Seymour 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 Seymour, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seymour.



 
 
 

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