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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spaulding to Williamson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,164 miles [9,920 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 6,878 miles [11,069.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,754 miles [7,650.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spaulding ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Spaulding.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Spaulding. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States - with 15 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

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the Southwest


Duval County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the South


Cook County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Northwest

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Union County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Caldwell Parish

Our profile page for Spaulding, Caldwell Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Aroostook County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the Northeast

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Menominee County

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

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Todd County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the Northwest

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Ralls County

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

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Greeley County

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

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Hughes County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Hughes County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the West

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Hidalgo County

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

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spaulding ...

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.

Ajax   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Spaulding   [Map]
Beauty (KY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greyeagle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kermit   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lovely (KY)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Parsley Bottom   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pilgrim (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stepptown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Stonecoal   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 Spaulding. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Spaulding

Stirrat [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Spaulding

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spaulding. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8784, Longitude: -82.3549     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spaulding 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 Spaulding 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 311.107 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.953 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.323 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 Spaulding 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 Spaulding, 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:

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