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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Victor to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 224 miles [360.5 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 6,100 miles [9,817 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 6,812 miles [10,962.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,687 miles [7,543 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Victor ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Victor.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Victor. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 33 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 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


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Victor, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest

Wood County

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Independence County

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

Pope County

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

California

San Bernardino County

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

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Victor, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,162 miles [3,479.4 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

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

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Colorado

Teller County

Our profile page for Victor, Teller County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km] to the West

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Florida

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Victor, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the South

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Idaho

Teton County

Our profile page for Victor, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

DeKalb County

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

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Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Victor, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Iowa County

Our profile page for Victor, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Victor, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the West

Osborne County

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

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Victor   [Map]
Distance: About 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Somerset County

Our profile page for Victor, Somerset County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the East

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Michigan

Clinton County

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

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Minnesota

Wright County

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

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Mississippi

Bolivar County

Our profile page for Victor, Bolivar County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Monroe County

Our profile page for Victor, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Ravalli County

Our profile page for Victor, Ravalli County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Socorro County

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

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New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Victor, Ontario County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Scioto County

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

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Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Victor, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Victor, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

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

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South Dakota

Davison County

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

Roberts County

Our profile page for Victor, Roberts County   [Map]
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Erath County

Our profile page for Victor, Erath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the West Southwest

Harris County

Our profile page for Victor, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Emery County

Our profile page for Victor, Emery County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Mason County

Our profile page for Victor, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,181 miles [3,510 km] to the West Northwest

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Victor, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Victor ...

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.

Carver (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Victor   [Map]
Chimney Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cotton Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hawks Nest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Jenky   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lucas   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marvel   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Michigan (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Sunnyside (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Victor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1326, Longitude: -81.0765     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Victor 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 Victor 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 310.329 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.102 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.695 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Victor 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 Victor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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