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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Turtle Creek to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 267 miles [429.7 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 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,137 miles [9,876.5 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 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,726 miles [7,605.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turtle Creek ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Turtle Creek.

While the name Turtle Creek is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Turtle Creek, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the West

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Turtle Creek, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the West Southwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Turtle Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the South

Georgia

Houston County

Our profile page for Turtle Creek, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Indiana

Grant County

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

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Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Turtle Creek, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Southwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Turtle Creek   [Map]
Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Warren County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Turtle Creek, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 196 miles [315.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Turtle Creek ...

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.

Anchor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Turtle Creek   [Map]
Danville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greenview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Havana   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Low Gap   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Manila   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Price Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Turtletown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Turtle Creek. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Turtle Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

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Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Turtle Creek. 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' distance that starts in Turtle Creek. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Turtle Creek) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Turtle Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Turtle Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turtle Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0431, Longitude: -81.8713     [Map].

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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 Turtle Creek 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 310.812 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.639 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.064 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 Turtle Creek 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>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 Turtle Creek.



 
 
 

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