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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tuckahoe to Lewisburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 192 miles [309 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,084 miles [9,791.2 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 6,792 miles [10,930.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tuckahoe ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Tuckahoe.

While the name Tuckahoe is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Georgia

Screven County

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

Kentucky

Mason County

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

Maryland

Talbot County

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

Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Tuckahoe, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Cape May County

Our profile page for Tuckahoe, Cape May County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Tuckahoe, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Tuckahoe, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Dare County

Our profile page for Tuckahoe, Dare County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Southeast

Jones County

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

Pitt County

Our profile page for Tuckahoe, Pitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Southeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

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

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Virginia

Henrico County

Our profile page for Tuckahoe, Henrico County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tuckahoe ...

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.

Backbone (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Tuckahoe   [Map]
Brink (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crows (VA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dickson   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hematite (VA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hopper   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Iron Hill Springs (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mapledale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sweet Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

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

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 that stretches from Tuckahoe. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tuckahoe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tuckahoe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7523, Longitude: -80.2734     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tuckahoe 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 Tuckahoe 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 309.857 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.507 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.481 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 Tuckahoe 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 Tuckahoe.



 
 
 

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