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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Harrisville [Map], which is the Seat of Ritchie County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stanley to Harrisville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,040 miles [9,720.4 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 6,756 miles [10,872.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,631 miles [7,452.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stanley ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Stanley.

While the name Stanley 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

Covington County

Our profile page for Stanley, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the South Southwest

Arizona

Graham County

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

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pike County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,132 miles [3,431.1 km] to the Northwest

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California

Napa County

Our profile page for Stanley, Napa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,210 miles [3,556.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Idaho

Custer County

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

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Indiana

Warrick County

Our profile page for Stanley, Warrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West

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Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Stanley, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Stanley, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Stanley, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Southwest

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Louisiana

Allen Parish

Our profile page for Stanley, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the Southwest

De Soto Parish

Our profile page for Stanley, De Soto Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

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

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Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Stanley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Stanley, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

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

Lapeer County

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

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Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Stanley, Isanti County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northwest

Yellow Medicine County

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

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Missouri

Buchanan County

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

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Morris County

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

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New Mexico

Santa Fe County

Our profile page for Stanley, Santa Fe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km] to the West

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Stanley, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Stanley, Gaston County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the South

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North Dakota

Mountrail County

Our profile page for Stanley, Mountrail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Henry County

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

Washington County

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Stanley, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pushmataha County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Clackamas County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Stanley, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Stanley County

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

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Tennessee

Marion County

Our profile page for Stanley, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Page County

Our profile page for Stanley, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Stanley, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stanley ...

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.

Admiral (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Stanley   [Map]
Bearsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Centerville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Duckworth   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Greenwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Hebron   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Highland   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Joy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Plum Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Toll Gate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Wick   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Communities in West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3087, Longitude: -80.8921     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanley 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 Stanley 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 310.185 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.112 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.223 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 Stanley, 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 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 Stanley 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 Stanley.



 
 
 

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