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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marlinton [Map], which is the Seat of Pocahontas County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Stillwell 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,056 miles [9,746.2 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 6,766 miles [10,888.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,642 miles [7,470.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stillwell ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Stillwell.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Georgia

Effingham County

Our profile page for Stillwell, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the South

Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Stillwell, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Stillwell, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northwest

Iowa

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Stillwell, Poweshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Pike County

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

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North Dakota

Cavalier County

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

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Stillwell, Butler County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Butler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Holmes County

Our profile page for Stillwell, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Stillwell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stillwell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stillwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2085, Longitude: -80.0984     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stillwell 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 Stillwell 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 309.74 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.441 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.254 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 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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<8>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 Stillwell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stillwell.