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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Middlebourne [Map], which is the Seat of Tyler County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Shirley to Middlebourne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,031 miles [9,706 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 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,622 miles [7,438.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shirley ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Shirley.

While the name Shirley is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Covington County

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

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Shirley, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Shirley, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Shirley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Kings County

Our profile page for Shirley, Kings County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,113 miles [3,400.5 km] to the West

Orange County

Our profile page for Shirley, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,085 miles [3,355.5 km] to the West

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Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Shirley, Chaffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the West

El Paso County

Our profile page for Shirley, El Paso County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km] to the West

Saguache County

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

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Illinois

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Shirley, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the West

McLean County

Our profile page for Shirley, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Shirley, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the West

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Iowa

Pocahontas County

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

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Kansas

Cloud County

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

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Kentucky

Letcher County

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

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Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Shirley, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Shirley, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Shirley, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the East Northeast

Suffolk County

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

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Michigan

Baraga County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

Our profile page for Shirley, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Shirley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the West

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Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Shirley, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

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

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New Jersey

Salem County

Our profile page for Shirley, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Shirley, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the North Northeast

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Shirley, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Shirley
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

Huntingdon County

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

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Shirley, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Hampton County

Our profile page for Shirley, Hampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Shirley, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Shirley, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Charles City County

Our profile page for Shirley, Charles City County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Brown County

Our profile page for Shirley, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Shirley, Carbon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shirley ...

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.

Big Moses   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Shirley   [Map]
Blue   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Center Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Centerville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Link   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Pittsburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Meeker   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Stringtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Shirley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shirley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shirley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3981, Longitude: -80.7651     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shirley 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 Shirley 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 310.104 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.034 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.137 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 Shirley 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 Shirley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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