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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hamlin [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Toney to Hamlin, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 279 miles [449 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,147 miles [9,892.6 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 6,860 miles [11,040.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,736 miles [7,621.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Toney ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Toney.

While the name Toney is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Toney, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Franklin County

Our profile page for Toney, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the West

Marion County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Toney ...

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.

Big Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Toney   [Map]
Chapmanville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Daisy   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Dollie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Eden Park (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Gill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Halcyon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Harts   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kitchen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stone Branch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Court   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Toney. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Toney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0109, Longitude: -82.0729     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toney 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 Toney 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 310.934 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.775 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.16 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 Toney 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Toney.



 
 
 

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