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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Twilight to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 257 miles [413.6 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 10 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 6,132 miles [9,868.5 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 6,844 miles [11,014.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,720 miles [7,596.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twilight ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Twilight.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Twilight. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 5 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


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Marshall County

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

Ohio County

Our profile page for Twilight, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northeast


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Georgia

Miller County

Our profile page for Twilight, Miller County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the South Southwest

Ohio

Monroe County

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

Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Twilight, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Twilight ...

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.

Bald Knob   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Twilight   [Map]
Bob White   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Elk Run Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gordon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Janie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leevale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marthatown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Packsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocklick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Stark   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Sundial   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Williams Mountain   -   7 miles [11.3 km] 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 Twilight. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Twilight

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>
 
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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Twilight

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twilight. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9269, Longitude: -81.6234     [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 Twilight 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 310.663 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.453 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.995 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 Twilight 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 Twilight, 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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