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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Pineville [Map], which is the Seat of Wyoming County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Turkey 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 261 miles [420 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 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 6,854 miles [11,030.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,730 miles [7,612.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turkey ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Turkey.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Marion County

Our profile page for Turkey, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the West

Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Turkey, Breathitt County   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the West

Michigan

Wayne County

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

New Jersey

Monmouth County

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

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North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Turkey, Sampson County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Highland County

Our profile page for Turkey, Highland County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clarion County

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

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Texas

Hall County

Our profile page for Turkey, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km] to the West

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6404, Longitude: -81.5782     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turkey 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 Turkey 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 310.64 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.385 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.066 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 Turkey.