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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fairmont [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Upton to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,003 miles [9,660.9 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 6,718 miles [10,811.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,593 miles [7,391.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Upton ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Upton.

While the name Upton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Upton, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the Southwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Upton, Marshall County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Southwest

California

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Upton, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,195 miles [3,532.5 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Coffee County

Our profile page for Upton, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Upton, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Indiana

Posey County

Our profile page for Upton, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West Southwest

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Kansas

Miami County

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

Phillips County

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

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Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for Upton, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Oxford County

Our profile page for Upton, Oxford County   [Map]
Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Upton, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Clare County

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

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Minnesota

Blue Earth County

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

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Mississippi

Simpson County

Our profile page for Upton, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Scotland County

Our profile page for Upton, Scotland County
Although located in Scotland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas County

Our profile page for Upton, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Custer County

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

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Upton, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Upton, Roosevelt County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the West

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New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Upton, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Upton, Caldwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Ohio

Sandusky County

Our profile page for Upton, Sandusky County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Upton, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East

Franklin County

Our profile page for Upton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Upton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Upton   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bastrop County

Our profile page for Upton, Bastrop County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Beaver County

Our profile page for Upton, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,756 miles [2,826 km] to the West

Summit County

Our profile page for Upton, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Weston County

Our profile page for Upton, Weston County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,289 miles [2,074.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Upton ...

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.

Barrackville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Upton   [Map]
Dakota   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Downs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Flyblow (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Four States   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Garden Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grant Town   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Helens Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hoodsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Katy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Keystone   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Montana   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
New England   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Paw Paw   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pettyjohn (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sandy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Shagtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Wahoo   -   5 miles [8 km] 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 Upton. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Upton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Upton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Upton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Upton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5418, Longitude: -80.2281     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upton 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 Upton 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 309.77 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.676 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.85 degrees.

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<7>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 Upton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Upton 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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<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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