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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Tanglewood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Tanglewood to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Tanglewood to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 164 miles [263.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,986 miles [9,633.5 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 6,701 miles [10,784.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,577 miles [7,366 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tanglewood ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Tanglewood.

While the name Tanglewood is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 43 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the Southwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the West Southwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Santa Cruz County

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

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Delaware

New Castle County

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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the South

Lee County

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

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the South Southwest

Clarke County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the South Southwest

Richmond County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Kane County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Allen County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Allen County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Franklin County

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

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Tanglewood, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the Southwest

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Ouachita Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the West Southwest

Rapides Parish

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

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East Southeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East Southeast

Worcester County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Massachusetts

Berkshire County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Berkshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Southwest

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Southwest

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North Carolina

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the South Southeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the South

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Tanglewood   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Pike County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the South

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the South Southwest

Darlington County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Darlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the South

Greenville County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the South Southwest

Richland County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the West Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Texas

Lee County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,674 miles [2,694 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South Southeast

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Tanglewood, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tanglewood ...

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.

Canyon   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Tanglewood   [Map]
Evans Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Fieldcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Harmony Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hoard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Jerome Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Maidsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Park Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Randall   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Richard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock Forge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rosedale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
South Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Star City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Tanglewood. 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.

Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)
  Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Millsboro [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Tanglewood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<8>
 
Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Tanglewood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Tanglewood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tanglewood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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 that starts in Tanglewood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tanglewood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tanglewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6520, Longitude: -79.9490     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tanglewood 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 Tanglewood 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 309.595 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.493 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.688 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Tanglewood 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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