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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Creek to Lewisburg, 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 74 miles [119.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). 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 190 miles [305.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,078 miles [9,781.6 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 6,787 miles [10,922.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,663 miles [7,504.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Creek ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Spring Creek.

While the name Spring Creek is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the West

Lee County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the West Southwest

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Shasta County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Florida

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Wakulla County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Saline County

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

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Kentucky

Clay County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Southwest

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Minnesota

Goodhue County

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

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Yellow Medicine County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Marshall County

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

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Neshoba County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Phelps County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the West

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Elko County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Kings County

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

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the Southeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the Southwest

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Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Spring Creek
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

Elk County

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

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North

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South Dakota

Todd County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Henry County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the West Southwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West Southwest

Madison County

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

McMinn County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the Southwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Southwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the West Southwest

Wilson County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Wilson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Gillespie County

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

Hutchinson County

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

San Saba County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, San Saba County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the West Southwest

Throckmorton County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Throckmorton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the West

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Walla Walla County

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

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Wisconsin

Adams County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Creek ...

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.

Anthony   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Spring Creek   [Map]
Brink (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Droop Mountain   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Falling Spring   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Friars Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Golden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Julia   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oscar   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Sue   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunlight   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Trout   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Woodman   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9540, Longitude: -80.3490     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Creek 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 Spring Creek 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 309.897 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.582 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.446 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 Spring Creek, 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Spring Creek 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spring Creek.



 
 
 

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