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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Turtletown 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 just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 268 miles [431.3 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 6,138 miles [9,878.2 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 6,851 miles [11,025.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,727 miles [7,607.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turtletown ...

While the name Turtletown is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Tennessee

Polk County

Our profile page for Turtletown, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Turtletown ...

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

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Turtletown

Stirrat [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Turtletown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<7>
 
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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Turtletown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turtletown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0193, Longitude: -81.8735     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turtletown 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 Turtletown 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 310.813 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.638 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.072 degrees.

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<7>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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