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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Turner to Charleston, 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 6 hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 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 6,094 miles [9,807.3 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 6,808 miles [10,956.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,683 miles [7,536.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turner ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Turner.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Turner. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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 IllinoisMichiganOklahomaWashington
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Alabama

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Turner, Choctaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Turner, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Southwest

Talladega County

Our profile page for Turner, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Turner, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the West Southwest

Phillips County

Our profile page for Turner, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the West Southwest

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California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Turner, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,149 miles [3,458.5 km] to the West Northwest

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Turner, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Turner, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the South

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Idaho

Caribou County

Our profile page for Turner, Caribou County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,616 miles [2,600.7 km] to the West Northwest

Idaho County

Our profile page for Turner, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,826 miles [2,938.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

DuPage County

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

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Indiana

Clay County

Our profile page for Turner, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Turner, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for Turner, Wyandotte County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

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

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Maine

Androscoggin County

Our profile page for Turner, Androscoggin County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Turner, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Turner, 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.

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Michigan

Arenac County

Our profile page for Turner, Arenac County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the North Northwest

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Turner, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Tallahatchie County

Our profile page for Turner, Tallahatchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the West Southwest

Tunica County

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

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Missouri

Greene County

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

New Madrid County

Our profile page for Turner, New Madrid County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Blaine County

Our profile page for Turner, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,519 miles [2,444.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Holt County

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

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Turner, Roosevelt County
This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Logan County

Our profile page for Turner, Logan County
This community is historic.
Although located in Logan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tuscarawas County

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

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Oklahoma

Love County

Our profile page for Turner, Love County   [Map]
Distance: About 943 miles [1,517.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Turner   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the North

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Turner, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Crawford County

Our profile page for Turner, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the North

Mercer County

Our profile page for Turner, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

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

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Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Turner, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Brunswick County

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

Greensville County

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

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Turner, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Columbia County

Our profile page for Turner, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Turner ...

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.

Cotton   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Turner   [Map]
Falling Rock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Heatherman (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Kelly Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
King   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pigeon   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Queen Shoals   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Reamer   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Three Mile   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Youngs Bottom   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [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 Turner. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Turner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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About Kanawha County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.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' distance that begins in Turner. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Turner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4815, Longitude: -81.3112     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turner 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 Turner 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 310.464 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.307 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.682 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Turner 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Turner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 Turner.



 
 
 

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