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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Standard to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 241 miles [387.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,113 miles [9,837.9 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 6,826 miles [10,985.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,701 miles [7,565.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Standard ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Standard.

While the name Standard is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Sumter County

Our profile page for Standard, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the Southwest

Walker County

Our profile page for Standard, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the Southwest


Our profile page for Standard   [Map]
Distance: About 3,207 miles [5,161.2 km] to the North Northwest


Our profile page for Standard   [Map]
Distance: About 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the Northwest

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Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Standard, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,099 miles [3,378 km] to the West Northwest

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Putnam County

Our profile page for Standard, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Sullivan County

Our profile page for Standard, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the West Northwest

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La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Standard, La Salle Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the West Southwest

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Standard, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Garrett County

Our profile page for Standard, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the Northeast

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Hancock County

Our profile page for Standard, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Southwest

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DeKalb County

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

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Pitt County

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

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Logan County

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

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Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Standard, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Grayson County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Standard ...

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.

Alloy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Standard   [Map]
Boomer   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Cabin Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Carbondale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Coalburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crescent   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crown Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Dry Branch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eagle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Elkridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gallagher   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Glasgow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Greencastle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Holly   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hollygrove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
London   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longacre   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Monarch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Warrior   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Standard. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Standard

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kanawha County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Standard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1362, Longitude: -81.4007     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Standard 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 Standard 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 310.525 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.326 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.833 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 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 Standard 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:

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