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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ripley [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Utica to Ripley, 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 48 miles [77.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,083 miles [9,789.6 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 6,800 miles [10,943.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,675 miles [7,523.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Utica ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Utica.

While the name Utica is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alaska

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

Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Utica, La Salle County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Utica, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the West

Iowa

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Utica, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Ness County

Our profile page for Utica, Ness County   [Map]
Distance: About 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Utica, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Utica, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Macomb County

Our profile page for Utica, Macomb County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Utica, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Utica, Hinds County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Livingston County

Our profile page for Utica, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the West

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Montana

Fergus County

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

Judith Basin County

Our profile page for Utica, Judith Basin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Seward County

Our profile page for Utica, Seward County   [Map]
Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the West Northwest

York County

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

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Utica, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Knox County

Our profile page for Utica, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the North Northwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Utica, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Bryan County

Our profile page for Utica, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Venango County

Our profile page for Utica, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Utica, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the South Southwest

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South Dakota

Yankton County

Our profile page for Utica, Yankton County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Smith County

Our profile page for Utica, Smith County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Utica, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the Northwest

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Utica, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Utica ...

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.

Cuba   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Utica   [Map]
Drift Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Jerrys Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Lone Cedar   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Manganese (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Neptune   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Polk   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Pond Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Powers (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Randolph Landing (OH)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reedsville (OH)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockport   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Rushville (OH)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Skull Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Windy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Utica. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0454, Longitude: -81.6587     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Utica 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 Utica 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 310.662 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.617 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.649 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 Utica 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 Utica, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Utica.