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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Martinsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Berkeley County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 208 miles [334.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Tomahawk to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 69 miles [111 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,913 miles [9,516.1 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 6,623 miles [10,658.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,499 miles [7,240.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tomahawk ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Tomahawk.

While the name Tomahawk is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alberta

Our profile page for Tomahawk   [Map]
Distance: About 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Searcy County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Searcy County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the West Southwest

Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 513 miles [825.6 km] to the Southwest

Kentucky

Martin County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Martin County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the West Southwest

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North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the South

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South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

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

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Wisconsin

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Tomahawk, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northwest

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tomahawk. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5304, Longitude: -78.0469     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tomahawk 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 Tomahawk 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 308.451 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.175 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.903 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tomahawk.