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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Vernon 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,021 miles [9,689.9 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 6,738 miles [10,843.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,613 miles [7,423.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vernon ...

We have found 49 communities that share the name Vernon.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Vernon. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 48 communities in the United States and Canada - with 47 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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 ColoradoKansasNew MexicoTexas
 ConnecticutKentuckyNew YorkUtah
 DelawareLouisianaOhioVermont
 FloridaMarylandOklahomaWisconsin
 GeorgiaMichiganOntario 

Alabama

Lamar County

Our profile page for Vernon, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Vernon, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,629 miles [2,621.6 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Vernon   [Map]
Distance: About 1,990 miles [3,202.6 km] to the Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Vernon, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,089 miles [3,361.9 km] to the West

Stanislaus County

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

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Colorado

Yuma County

Our profile page for Vernon, Yuma County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Vernon, Tolland County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Vernon, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East

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Florida

Duval County

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Vernon, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Troup County

Our profile page for Vernon, Troup County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Vernon, Ada County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Marion County

Our profile page for Vernon, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the West

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Indiana

Jennings County

Our profile page for Vernon, Jennings County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the West

Wabash County

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

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Iowa

Johnson County

Our profile page for Vernon, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the West Northwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Vernon, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the West

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Kansas

Allen County

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

Cowley County

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

Graham County

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

Ness County

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

Woodson County

Our profile page for Vernon, Woodson County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Monroe County

Our profile page for Vernon, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the Southwest

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Vernon, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Vernon, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the East

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Michigan

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Vernon, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Dodge County

Our profile page for Vernon, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Vernon, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Southwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Vernon, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the Southwest

Winston County

Our profile page for Vernon, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Southwest

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Nevada

Pershing County

Our profile page for Vernon, Pershing County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,992 miles [3,205.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Vernon, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East

Sussex County

Our profile page for Vernon, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Vernon, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax 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 Vernon, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Vernon, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the West Southwest

Richland County

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

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Vernon, Trumbull County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

McIntosh County

Our profile page for Vernon, McIntosh County   [Map]
Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Vernon   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Vernon, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Rhode Island

Providence County

Our profile page for Vernon, Providence County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Edgefield County

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

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Tennessee

Hickman County

Our profile page for Vernon, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Wilbarger County

Our profile page for Vernon, Wilbarger County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Tooele County

Our profile page for Vernon, Tooele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Vermont

Windham County

Our profile page for Vernon, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Waukesha County

Our profile page for Vernon, Waukesha County   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Vernon ...

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.

Andy (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Vernon   [Map]
Childs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Five Points (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Halls Mills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hannibal (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Marion   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Minnie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Peabody   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Porters Falls   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockport (OH) (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Veto   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Vernon. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Vernon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard<9>

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wetzel County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6573, Longitude: -80.8062     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vernon 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 Vernon 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 310.12 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.091 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.066 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Vernon 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 Vernon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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