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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Moorefield [Map], which is the Seat of Hardy County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Taylor 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 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 104 miles [167.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,973 miles [9,612.6 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 6,683 miles [10,755.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,559 miles [7,337 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Taylor ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Taylor.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Taylor. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 54 communities in the United States and Canada - with 53 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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Geneva County

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

Houston County

Our profile page for Taylor, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Taylor, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Southwest

Alaska

Our profile page for Taylor   [Map]
Distance: About 3,682 miles [5,925.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Arizona

Apache County

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

Navajo County

Our profile page for Taylor, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,741 miles [2,801.9 km] to the West

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Arkansas

Columbia County

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

Lawrence County

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

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Taylor   [Map]
Distance: About 2,223 miles [3,577.6 km] to the Northwest

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California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Taylor, Riverside County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,101 miles [3,381.2 km] to the West

Shasta County

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

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Colorado

Pueblo County

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

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Florida

Baker County

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

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Georgia

Crawford County

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

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Idaho

Bingham County

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

Bonneville County

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

Idaho County

Our profile page for Taylor, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Ogle County

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Taylor, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the West

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Indiana

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Taylor, Tippecanoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Taylor, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Nemaha County

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

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Kentucky

Greenup County

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

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Louisiana

Bienville Parish

Our profile page for Taylor, Bienville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Taylor, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Baraga County

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

Isabella County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Taylor, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Marion County

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

Ralls County

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

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Nebraska

Loup County

Our profile page for Taylor, Loup County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Taylor, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,901 miles [3,059.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

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

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New York

Cortland County

Our profile page for Taylor, Cortland County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northeast

Livingston County

Our profile page for Taylor, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the North

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North Carolina

Wilson County

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

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North Dakota

Stark County

Our profile page for Taylor, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,296 miles [2,085.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Franklin County

Our profile page for Taylor, 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.

Geauga County

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

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Oklahoma

Beckham County

Our profile page for Taylor, Beckham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the West

Cotton County

Our profile page for Taylor, Cotton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Taylor   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Taylor, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the North Northwest

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lackawanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Sumter County

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

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Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Taylor, Bradley County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Williamson County

Our profile page for Taylor, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Taylor, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Taylor, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Wisconsin

Jackson County

Our profile page for Taylor, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Campbell County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Taylor ...

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.

Arthur   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Taylor   [Map]
Bass   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Bean Settlement   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Fisher   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Fort Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Medley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Tannery   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Town Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Bottom   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [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 Taylor. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Taylor

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0471, Longitude: -78.9798     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylor 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 Taylor 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 309.037 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.766 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.484 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 Taylor 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 Taylor, 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 Taylor.



 
 
 

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