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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grafton [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Simpson to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,009 miles [9,670.5 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 6,723 miles [10,819.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,598 miles [7,399.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Simpson ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Simpson.

While the name Simpson is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 39 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Morgan County

Our profile page for Simpson, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the Southwest

Tallapoosa County

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

Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Simpson, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the West Southwest

Pope County

Our profile page for Simpson, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Colorado

Adams County

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

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Simpson, Las Animas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,304 miles [2,098.6 km] to the West

Washington County

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

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Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Simpson, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Simpson, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the West Southwest

White County

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

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Indiana

Huntington County

Our profile page for Simpson, Huntington County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Simpson, Cloud County   [Map]
Distance: About 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the West

McPherson County

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

Riley County

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

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Simpson, Breathitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Simpson, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Muskegon County

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

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Simpson, Olmsted County   [Map]
Distance: About 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Smith County

Our profile page for Simpson, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Johnson County

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

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Simpson, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the West

Oregon County

Our profile page for Simpson, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the West Southwest

Saint Charles County

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

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Montana

Hill County

Our profile page for Simpson, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Keya Paha County

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

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Simpson, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

San Juan County

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

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North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Simpson, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the South Southeast

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Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Simpson, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Simpson, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,222 miles [3,576 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

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

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Simpson, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Northeast

McKean County

Our profile page for Simpson, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

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

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Simpson, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the South

Horry County

Our profile page for Simpson, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the South

Laurens County

Our profile page for Simpson, Laurens County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Virginia

Campbell County

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

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Wyoming

Carbon County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Simpson ...

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.

Bear Mountain   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Simpson   [Map]
Belgium   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Blueville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cecil   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Elliotsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fox Hall (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopewell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Knottsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Maple Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Oral Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pepper   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Creek (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sandy (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Stone House (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [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 Simpson. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Simpson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simpson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2668, Longitude: -80.0934     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Simpson 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 Simpson 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 309.70 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.554 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.888 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Simpson 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 Simpson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Simpson.