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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Taylorville to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 290 miles [466.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,166 miles [9,923.2 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 6,878 miles [11,069.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,754 miles [7,650.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Taylorville ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Taylorville.

While the name Taylorville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Woodruff County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Woodruff County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the West Southwest

California

Marin County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Marin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,195 miles [3,532.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Pueblo County

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

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Idaho

Bonneville County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Bonneville County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Christian County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Vigo County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Vigo County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Louisiana

Union Parish

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

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Maryland

Worcester County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the East

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Oregon

Clatsop County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,172 miles [3,495.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

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

Lackawanna County

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

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Taylorville, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Fannin County

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

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Vermont

Caledonia County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Taylorville ...

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.

Blackberry City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Taylorville   [Map]
Cinderella   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Freeburn (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Goody (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hardy (KY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lynn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Meathouse (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Narrows Branch (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pine Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Puritan Mines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Ragland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ransom (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Jacket   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Stringtown (KY)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Thacker   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Thacker Mines   -   5 miles [8 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 Taylorville. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Taylorville

Stirrat [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Taylorville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<9>

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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 from Taylorville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Taylorville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylorville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6643, Longitude: -82.1565     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylorville 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 Taylorville 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 310.989 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.786 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.304 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 Taylorville, 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 Taylorville 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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This page was last modified: 13 Nov 2018
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