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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Stockton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stockton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Stockton once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Stockton to:

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Stockton to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East (E). 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 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,703 miles [7,568.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Stockton ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Stockton.

While the name Stockton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Stockton, Baldwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Mohave County

Our profile page for Stockton, Mohave County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,773 miles [2,853.4 km] to the West

Arkansas

Nevada County

Our profile page for Stockton, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the West Southwest

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Stockton, San Diego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,997 miles [3,213.9 km] to the West

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Stockton, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Stockton, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Georgia

Clinch County

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

Lanier County

Our profile page for Stockton, Lanier County   [Map]
Distance: About 542 miles [872.3 km] to the South

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Illinois

Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Stockton, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Lake County

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

Owen County

Our profile page for Stockton, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West

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Iowa

Muscatine County

Our profile page for Stockton, Muscatine County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Rooks County

Our profile page for Stockton, Rooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the West

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Stockton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Stockton, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Stockton, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the East

Worcester County

Our profile page for Stockton, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Stockton, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Cedar County

Our profile page for Stockton, Cedar County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

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

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Stockton, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Stockton, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

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

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South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Stockton, Kershaw County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Tennessee

Fentress County

Our profile page for Stockton, Fentress County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the Southwest

Loudon County

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

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Utah

Tooele County

Our profile page for Stockton, Tooele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Stockton, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Portage County

Our profile page for Stockton, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stockton ...

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.

Apple Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Stockton   [Map]
Ash   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Buffalo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Chestnut   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Couch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eureka (OH)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fivemile   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Flatrock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Gunville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Holiday Hills (OH)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Leon   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mapleshade (OH)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pliny   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Point Pleasant   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pondlick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Raccoon Island (OH)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Robertsburg   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Stockton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Stockton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stockton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stockton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7506, Longitude: -82.0368     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stockton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Stockton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.90 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.845 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.911 degrees.

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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 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 Stockton 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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