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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Philippi [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Talbott 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 97 miles [156.1 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 159 miles [255.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 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 6,019 miles [9,686.6 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 6,731 miles [10,832.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,607 miles [7,414.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Talbott ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Talbott.

While the name Talbott is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Fresno County

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


Tazewell County

Our profile page for Talbott, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the West Northwest


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Talbott, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Talbott ...

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   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Talbott   [Map]
Five Forks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gage   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Jeff Scotts (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jimtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Jones   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Junior   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Kingsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pumpkintown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Roaring Creek Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Skidmore (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Swamp Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Vegan   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Weaver   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Talbott. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Talbott) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Talbott. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9770, Longitude: -80.0134     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Talbott 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 Talbott 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 309.662 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.468 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.954 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 Talbott 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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