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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Tilden to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 238 miles [383 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,122 miles [9,852.4 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 6,833 miles [10,996.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,709 miles [7,578.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tilden ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Tilden.

While the name Tilden is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Tilden, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Southwest

Illinois

Randolph County

Our profile page for Tilden, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West

Indiana

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Tilden, Hendricks County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the West Northwest

Kentucky

Webster County

Our profile page for Tilden, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

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

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Maine

Hancock County

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

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Minnesota

Polk County

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

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Mississippi

Itawamba County

Our profile page for Tilden, Itawamba County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Dallas County

Our profile page for Tilden, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Madison County

Our profile page for Tilden, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Yadkin County

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

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North Dakota

Benson County

Our profile page for Tilden, Benson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,158 miles [1,863.6 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Grant County

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

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Pennsylvania

York County

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

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Texas

McMullen County

Our profile page for Tilden, McMullen County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Tilden, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tilden ...

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.

Affinity   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Tilden   [Map]
Beaver   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Big Stick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Cedar   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Clifftop   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Coal City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crab Orchard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Daniels   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Glen View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Johnstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Shady Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Spangler Factory (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Winding Gulf   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodpeck   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [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 Tilden. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Tilden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tilden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7290, Longitude: -81.1768     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tilden 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 Tilden 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 310.398 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.12 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.868 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 Tilden 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tilden.