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Vaucluse, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Saint Marys [Map], which is the Seat of Pleasants County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Vaucluse to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 227 miles [365.3 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 6,050 miles [9,736.5 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 6,767 miles [10,890.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,643 miles [7,472.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vaucluse ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Vaucluse.

While the name Vaucluse is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Chicot County

Our profile page for Vaucluse, Chicot County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the West Southwest


Our profile page for Vaucluse   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Vaucluse, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the South


Frederick County

Our profile page for Vaucluse, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Vaucluse ...

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.

Cloverdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Vaucluse   [Map]
Eureka   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Gracey (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grape Island   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Horseneck   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Murphy (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasants   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Raven Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Schultz   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Union Mills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Willow Island   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Yankeeburg (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 Vaucluse. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Vaucluse

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard<7>
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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Vaucluse

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaucluse. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3848, Longitude: -81.2315     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vaucluse 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 Vaucluse 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 310.39 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.358 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.347 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:

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