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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Steelton to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,022 miles [9,691.5 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 6,739 miles [10,845.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,614 miles [7,425.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Steelton ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Steelton.

While the name Steelton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Illinois

Vermilion County

Our profile page for Steelton, Vermilion County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the West

Whiteside County

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

Kentucky

Daviess County

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

Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Steelton, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Erie County

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

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Ohio

Franklin County

Our profile page for Steelton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Steelton   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Steelton, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Steelton ...

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.

Andy (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Steelton   [Map]
Childs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dairy (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Points (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Franklin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hannibal (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Kent   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Marion   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Minnie   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Peabody   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Rockport (OH) (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Round Bottom (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Six Point (OH)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Stillhouse Run (OH) (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Veto   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steelton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6845, Longitude: -80.8573     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steelton 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 Steelton 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 310.15 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.129 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.079 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 Steelton 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 Steelton.