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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Philippi [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stringtown to Philippi, 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 103 miles [165.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 154 miles [247.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,012 miles [9,675.4 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 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,600 miles [7,403 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stringtown ...

We have found 80 communities that share the name Stringtown.

Within West Virginia, there are 5 communities which are also named Stringtown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 75 communities in the United States - with 80 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northwest

Randolph County

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

Roane County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West Southwest

Tucker County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Tucker County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 23 miles [37 km] to the East

Tyler County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 51 miles [82.1 km] to the Northwest


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Sevier County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the West Southwest

California

Trinity County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Trinity County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,243 miles [3,609.8 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Lake County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,409 miles [2,267.6 km] to the West

Illinois

Richland County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the West

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Indiana

Boone County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West Northwest

Fountain County

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

Hancock County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the West Northwest

Ripley County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the West

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the West

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the West

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Iowa

Adams County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Bourbon County

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

Lyon County

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

Morris County

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

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Kentucky

Anderson County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the West Southwest

Boone County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the West

Fleming County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the West Southwest

Grant County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the West

Jackson County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West Southwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the West Southwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the West Southwest

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Magoffin County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West Southwest

Mercer County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the West Southwest

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Muhlenberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the West Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Southwest

Spencer County

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

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Branch County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Branch County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Butler County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the West

Cole County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Cole County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the West

Jasper County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the West

Laclede County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Laclede County
Although located in Laclede County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Madison County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Madison County
Although located in Madison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saint Louis County

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

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,677 miles [2,698.9 km] to the West Northwest

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Silver Bow County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,716 miles [2,761.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the West

Brown County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West

Clermont County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Coshocton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the Northwest

Greene County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the West Northwest

Highland County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the West

Marion County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the West Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the West Northwest

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the West Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the West Northwest

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Pickaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the West Northwest

Pike County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Atoka County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Atoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the West Southwest

Cotton County

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

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Clackamas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,202 miles [3,543.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the North

Bedford County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 60 miles [96.6 km] to the North

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Tennessee

Cannon County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Cannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the West Southwest

Gibson County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the West Southwest

Hardin County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the West Southwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Southwest

White County

Our profile page for Stringtown, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the West Southwest

Hays County

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

Hunt County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Hunt County
Although located in Hunt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Newton County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the West Southwest

Rusk County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the West Southwest

Sabine County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Sabine County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the East

Scott County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Southwest

Wythe County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Pacific County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,262 miles [3,640.3 km] to the West Northwest

Spokane County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,935 miles [3,114.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stringtown ...

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.

Aggregates   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Stringtown   [Map]
Crystal Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Flora (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Gage   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Harpertown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jeff Scotts (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Jones   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Junior   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leadsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadowville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mount Liberty   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasure Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Read   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Roaring Creek Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Skidmore (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Valley Bend   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Weaver   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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 Stringtown. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Stringtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stringtown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0287, Longitude: -79.9087     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stringtown 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 Stringtown 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 309.597 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.401 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.891 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 Stringtown 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>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 Stringtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stringtown.



 
 
 

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