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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stark to Madison, 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 30 miles [48.3 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,138 miles [9,878.2 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 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,726 miles [7,605.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stark ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Stark.

While the name Stark is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Stark, Cochise County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the West

Arkansas

Cleburne County

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

Georgia

Butts County

Our profile page for Stark, Butts County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the South Southwest

Illinois

Stark County

Our profile page for Stark, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Neosho County

Our profile page for Stark, Neosho County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Elliott County

Our profile page for Stark, Elliott County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Stark, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Stark, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Northwest

Chisago County

Our profile page for Stark, Chisago County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Pike County

Our profile page for Stark, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Missoula County

Our profile page for Stark, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Hamilton County

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

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Stark, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Stark, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Stark County

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

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Texas

Houston County

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

Orange County

Our profile page for Stark, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the Southwest

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Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stark. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stark

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stark. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9118, Longitude: -81.7440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stark have been estimated.

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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 Stark 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 310.736 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.534 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.051 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 Stark, 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stark.