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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Twiggs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Twiggs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Saint Marys [Map], which is the Seat of Pleasants County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Twiggs to Saint Marys, 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 79 miles [127.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,042 miles [9,723.7 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 6,758 miles [10,875.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,634 miles [7,457.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twiggs ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Twiggs.

While the name Twiggs is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Twiggs, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the South

Anderson County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Twiggs ...

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.

Algeria (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Twiggs   [Map]
Crisp (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falls Mills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Federal (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Fern   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hebron   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Plum Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Point Lookout   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sugar Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wasp   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Wick   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [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 Twiggs. 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.

Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard
  Suffragette. She was born in Woodsfield (Ohio) on Friday November 10, 1826 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday March 1, 1912 at an age of 85. She was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Woodsfield [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Twiggs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard<8>
 
August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Twiggs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twiggs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3976, Longitude: -81.0318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twiggs 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 Twiggs 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 310.267 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.22 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.255 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 Twiggs 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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