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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Texas once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Texas to:

  • Parsons [Map], which is the Seat of Tucker County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Texas to Charleston, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,002 miles [9,659.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,714 miles [10,805.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,590 miles [7,386.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Texas ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Texas.

While the name Texas is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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 AlabamaLouisianaNew JerseyQuebec
 GeorgiaMarylandNew YorkSouth Carolina
 IllinoisMassachusettsNorth CarolinaVermont
 IndianaMichiganOhio 
 KentuckyMississippiPennsylvania 

Alabama

Marion County

Our profile page for Texas, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Southwest

Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Texas, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Southwest

Illinois

Jackson County

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

Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Texas, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Washington County

Our profile page for Texas, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Texas, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Texas, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Texas, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kalamazoo County

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

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Mississippi

Kemper County

Our profile page for Texas, Kemper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the Southwest

Stone County

Our profile page for Texas, Stone County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the Southwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Texas, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East Northeast

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Texas, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Texas, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the North Northeast

Oswego County

Our profile page for Texas, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 352 miles [566.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Camden County

Our profile page for Texas, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Crawford County

Our profile page for Texas, 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.

Hamilton County

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

Henry County

Our profile page for Texas, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Texas, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East Northeast

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Texas, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Texas   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Texas, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the South

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Vermont

Essex County

Our profile page for Texas, Essex County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Texas ...

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.

Clover Run (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast of Texas   [Map]
Cove Run   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cove Run Station (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dent   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Flora (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holly Meadows   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Location   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadowville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moatsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Parsons   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Run   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Vale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasure Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Valley Furnace   -   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 Texas. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Texas

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Texas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Texas. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Texas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Texas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1673, Longitude: -79.8048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Texas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Texas to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.529 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.344 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.797 degrees.

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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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Texas 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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