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Verner, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Verner to Williamson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). 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 274 miles [441 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,153 miles [9,902.3 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 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,741 miles [7,629.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Verner ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Verner.

While the name Verner 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


Thomas County

Our profile page for Verner, Thomas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Thomas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Dakota

Sargent County

Our profile page for Verner, Sargent County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sargent County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Our profile page for Verner   [Map]

Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the North.


Allegheny County

Our profile page for Verner, Allegheny County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Allegheny County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Verner ...

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.

Christian   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Verner   [Map]

Claypool   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Cub City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Emmett   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Gilbert   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Greenville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Horsepen (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Huff Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Justice   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Landville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Long Branch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mallory   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Man   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Mineral City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Slabtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [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 Verner. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Verner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield

Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Verner

Stirrat [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Verner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield

Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)

Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Verner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Verner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6634, Longitude: -81.8504     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Verner 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 Verner 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 310.804 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.575 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.174 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 Verner 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>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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