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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Glenville [Map], which is the Seat of Gilmer County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stumptown to Glenville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,065 miles [9,760.7 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 6,779 miles [10,909.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,654 miles [7,489.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stumptown ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Stumptown.

While the name Stumptown is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Colorado

Lake County

Our profile page for Stumptown, Lake County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Stumptown, Parke County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the West

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Stumptown, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

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

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North Carolina

McDowell County

Our profile page for Stumptown, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Ohio

Marion County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Stumptown, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the Northeast

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Stumptown, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Sabine County

Our profile page for Stumptown, Sabine County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Stumptown, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East

Northampton County

Our profile page for Stumptown, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stumptown ...

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.

Euclid   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Stumptown   [Map]
Grantsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hardman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Henrietta   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Millstone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Normantown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosedale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Sand Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stumptown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8490, Longitude: -80.9940     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stumptown 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 Stumptown 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 310.261 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.131 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.423 degrees.

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<7>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 Stumptown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Stumptown 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stumptown.



 
 
 

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