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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 and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Stringtown once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Stringtown to:

  • Parsons [Map], which is the Seat of Tucker County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stringtown to Parsons, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 131 miles [210.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,996 miles [9,649.6 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 6,707 miles [10,793.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,583 miles [7,375.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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

Barbour County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Barbour County   [Map]
Distance: About 23 miles [37 km] to the West

Marion County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 58 miles [93.3 km] to the Northwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Randolph County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
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 102 miles [164.2 km] to the West

Tyler County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Tyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the West Northwest


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Sevier County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the West Southwest

California

Trinity County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Trinity County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,267 miles [3,648.4 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Lake County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km] to the West

Illinois

Richland County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the West

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Indiana

Boone County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 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 337 miles [542.3 km] to the West Northwest

Ripley County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West

Sullivan County

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

Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the West

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Iowa

Adams County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 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 299 miles [481.2 km] to the West

Boone County

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

Fleming County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Fleming County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the West

Grant County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the West

Jackson County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the West Southwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the West Southwest

Madison County

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

Magoffin County

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the West Southwest

Muhlenberg County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Muhlenberg County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the West Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West 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 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Branch County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Branch County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Butler County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West

Cole County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Cole County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the West

Jasper County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 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 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km] to the West Northwest

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Silver Bow County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,738 miles [2,797 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Athens County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the West

Brown County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the West

Clermont County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the West

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Coshocton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Northwest

Greene County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the West Northwest

Highland County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the Northwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the West Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the West Northwest

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the West Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the West Northwest

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Pickaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 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 177 miles [284.9 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Atoka County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Atoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 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 2,224 miles [3,579.2 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 122 miles [196.3 km] to the North

Bedford County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Northeast

Greene County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 68 miles [109.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Cannon County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Cannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the West Southwest

Gibson County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the West Southwest

Hardin County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the West Southwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the West Southwest

White County

Our profile page for Stringtown, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Bell County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Bell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,142 miles [1,837.9 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 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the West Southwest

Rusk County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the West Southwest

Sabine County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Sabine County   [Map]
Distance: About 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the East

Scott County

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

Wythe County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Pacific County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,284 miles [3,675.7 km] to the West Northwest

Spokane County

Our profile page for Stringtown, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,957 miles [3,149.5 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.

Dryfork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Stringtown   [Map]
Elk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopeville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Job   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Laneville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lime Rock (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mill Run (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Perlytown (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Wyoming (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Stringtown

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

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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 Stringtown, 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 stretches 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: 38.9890, Longitude: -79.4737     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stringtown 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 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.336 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.098 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.717 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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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<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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