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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Pineville [Map], which is the Seat of Wyoming County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Stoneville to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 266 miles [428.1 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 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,150 miles [9,897.5 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 6,860 miles [11,040.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,736 miles [7,621.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stoneville ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Stoneville.

While the name Stoneville 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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Massachusetts

Franklin County

Our profile page for Stoneville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Stoneville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Northeast

Michigan

Marquette County

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

Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Stoneville, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Stoneville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Stoneville, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Stoneville, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the North

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South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Stoneville, Meade County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stoneville ...

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.

Davy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Stoneville   [Map]
Fanny   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Fanrock   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Glover   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lincoln   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Marine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Marytown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sun Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Turkey   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Branch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Uno   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wyoming   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Stoneville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Stoneville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Stoneville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoneville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5601, Longitude: -81.6512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stoneville 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 Stoneville 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 310.685 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.424 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.122 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 Stoneville 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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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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