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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Summersville [Map], which is the Seat of Nicholas County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Vaughan to Summersville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West (W). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,096 miles [9,810.6 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 6,809 miles [10,958 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,684 miles [7,538.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vaughan ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Vaughan.

While the name Vaughan is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Vanderburgh County

Our profile page for Vaughan, Vanderburgh County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West


George County

Our profile page for Vaughan, George County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Southwest

Yazoo County

Our profile page for Vaughan, Yazoo County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the Southwest

North Carolina

Warren County

Our profile page for Vaughan, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Vaughan   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Vaughan   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North Northeast

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Hill County

Our profile page for Vaughan, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Vaughan ...

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.

Dixie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Vaughan   [Map]
Independence   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jodie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lucas   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lyonsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Marvel   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Peters Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pond Gap   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Spangler   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Swiss   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Woods Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [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 Vaughan. 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.

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Vaughan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaughan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2784, Longitude: -81.1446     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vaughan 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 Vaughan 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 310.367 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.167 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.677 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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