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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Shiloh to Beckley, 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 40 miles [64.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,128 miles [9,862.1 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 6,839 miles [11,006.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,715 miles [7,588.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shiloh ...

We have found 99 communities that share the name Shiloh.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Shiloh. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 97 communities in the United States and Canada - with 98 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

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Hampshire County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Northeast

Tyler County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 116 miles [186.7 km] to the North


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Chambers County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Chambers County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the Southwest

Clay County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Southwest

Covington County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the Southwest

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Shiloh, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 339 miles [545.6 km] to the Southwest

Etowah County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the Southwest

Marengo County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Marengo County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Arkansas

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Cleburne County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the West

Columbia County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the West Southwest

Drew County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the West Southwest

Howard County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the West Southwest

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the West Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the West

Pope County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the West

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the West Southwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,229 miles [3,587.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Alachua County

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

Brevard County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the South

Volusia County

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

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Georgia

Harris County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the South Southwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the South Southwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the South Southwest

McDuffie County

Our profile page for Shiloh, McDuffie County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the South Southwest

Sumter County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the South Southwest

Troup County

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

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Idaho

Boundary County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Boundary County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West

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Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Hamilton County

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

Neosho County

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

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Kentucky

Calloway County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Calloway County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the West

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Shiloh, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the Southwest

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Shiloh, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Southwest

Union Parish

Our profile page for Shiloh, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the East Northeast

Charles County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East

Dorchester County

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

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Michigan

Ionia County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Ionia County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Clarke County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Southwest

Itawamba County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Itawamba County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West Southwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Rankin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Butler County

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

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New Jersey

Cumberland County

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

Warren County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the South Southwest

Camden County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the East Southeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the South Southeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the Southeast

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South

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Ohio

Brown County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the West Northwest

Clermont County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the Northwest

Richland County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Logan County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Shiloh
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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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Shiloh, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Abbeville County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the South Southwest

Charleston County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the South

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the South Southeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the South

Oconee County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the South Southwest

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the South

Sumter County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the South Southeast

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South Dakota

Hughes County

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

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West Southwest

Carroll County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West Southwest

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the West Southwest

Grainger County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the Southwest

Hardin County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the West Southwest

Hawkins County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Hawkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the Southwest

Humphreys County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the West Southwest

Overton County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the West Southwest

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Bastrop County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the West Southwest

Dallas County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the West Southwest

Denton County

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

Erath County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Erath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the West Southwest

Gregg County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the West Southwest

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Lavaca County
Although located in Lavaca County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Leon County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Leon County
Although located in Leon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Liberty County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the West Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the West Southwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,636 miles [2,632.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the East Northeast

King George County

Our profile page for Shiloh, King George County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southeast

Southampton County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Southampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East Southeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East Northeast

Wythe County

Our profile page for Shiloh, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shiloh ...

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.

Bolt   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Shiloh   [Map]
Dry Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Friendly View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glen Daniel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hoohoo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maple Meadow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pineknob   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Posey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Redbird   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Surveyor   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Trap Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 Shiloh. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Shiloh

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Shiloh

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shiloh. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7996, Longitude: -81.3926     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shiloh 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 Shiloh 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 310.526 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.278 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.937 degrees.

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<7>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 Shiloh, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Shiloh 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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