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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Clay [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Shelton to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 226 miles [363.7 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 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,092 miles [9,804.1 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 6,805 miles [10,951.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,680 miles [7,531.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shelton ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Shelton.

While the name Shelton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Colorado

Otero County

Our profile page for Shelton, Otero County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the West

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Shelton, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the East Northeast

Idaho

Jefferson County

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

Kansas

Wabaunsee County

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

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Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Shelton, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Shelton, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Southwest

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Nebraska

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Shelton, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Shelton, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the Southeast

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Shelton, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the South

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Virginia

Nelson County

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

Virginia Beach City

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

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Washington

Mason County

Our profile page for Shelton, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,178 miles [3,505.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shelton ...

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.

Clay   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Shelton   [Map]
Clay Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hartland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Heatherman (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Independence   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
King   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Morocco (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pigeon   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Queen Shoals   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spread   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Two Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Whetstone   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 Shelton. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Shelton

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Clay County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4315, Longitude: -81.1951     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shelton 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 Shelton 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 310.394 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.22 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.648 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 Shelton 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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