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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Shamrock to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Shamrock to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Shamrock to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 279 miles [449 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 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,152 miles [9,900.7 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 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,741 miles [7,629.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shamrock ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Shamrock.

While the name Shamrock 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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Arkansas

Calhoun County

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

California

Imperial County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Imperial County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,904 miles [3,064.2 km] to the West

Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Dixie County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Dixie County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the South

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Georgia

Candler County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Candler County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the South

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Illinois

Jasper County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the West Northwest

McLean County

Our profile page for Shamrock, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Seward County

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

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Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Shamrock, 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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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

Our profile page for Shamrock, Natchitoches Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Missouri

Callaway County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Callaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,912 miles [3,077.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

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

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Oklahoma

Creek County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Creek County   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Shamrock   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the Northeast

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Shamrock
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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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Shamrock   [Map]
Distance: About 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the West Southwest

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the West

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Grayson County

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

Salem City

Our profile page for Shamrock, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Jackson County

Our profile page for Shamrock, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shamrock ...

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.

Black Bottom   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Shamrock   [Map]
Crooked Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Diamond   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Dog Patch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Frogtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Hedgeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Monitor   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Peach Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Trace Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shamrock. 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Shamrock. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shamrock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shamrock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8407, Longitude: -82.0196     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shamrock 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 Shamrock 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 310.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.715 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.191 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 Shamrock 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 Shamrock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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