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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the North Northwest (NNW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from South Park to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,114 miles [9,839.5 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 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,703 miles [7,568.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named South Park ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name South Park.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named South Park. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 25 communities in the United States - with 27 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

Lewis County

Our profile page for South Park, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Northeast

Monongalia County

Our profile page for South Park, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Northeast


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for South Park, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Southwest

California

Los Angeles County

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

Riverside County

Our profile page for South Park, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,994 miles [3,209 km] to the West

San Diego County

Our profile page for South Park, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,020 miles [3,250.9 km] to the West

Sonoma County

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

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Kane County

Our profile page for South Park, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for South Park, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for South Park, 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.

Wyandotte County

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

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for South Park, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Caddo Parish

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

Rapides Parish

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

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for South Park, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Dakota County

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

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for South Park, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Erie County

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

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Ohio

Cuyahoga County

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

Montgomery County

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

Wyandot County

Our profile page for South Park, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for South Park, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the South Southeast

Florence County

Our profile page for South Park, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Texas

Harris County

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

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for South Park, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,127 miles [3,423.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Teton County

Our profile page for South Park, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,555 miles [2,502.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near South Park ...

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.

Airport Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of South Park   [Map]
Blackhawk   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Coal Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Elk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elk Forest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Elk Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Ivydale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mound (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Riverview   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Twomile   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [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 South Park. 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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of South Park

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

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About Kanawha County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Park. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Park. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3137, Longitude: -81.6029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Park 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 South Park 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 310.644 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.488 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.862 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 South Park 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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