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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four 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:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest. 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 five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 238 miles [383 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,101 miles [9,818.6 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 6,815 miles [10,967.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,691 miles [7,549.4 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

Fayette County

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

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 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the West Southwest

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 2,139 miles [3,442.4 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 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km] to the West

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Florida

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Victor, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the South

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Idaho

Teton County

Our profile page for Victor, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,578 miles [2,539.5 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 281 miles [452.2 km] to the West

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Iowa

Iowa County

Our profile page for Victor, Iowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Victor, Mitchell County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 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 1,282 miles [2,063.2 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 302 miles [486 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 614 miles [988.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Monroe County

Our profile page for Victor, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the West

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Montana

Ravalli County

Our profile page for Victor, Ravalli County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 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 378 miles [608.3 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 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Victor, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 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 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Erath County

Our profile page for Victor, Erath County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the West Southwest

Harris County

Our profile page for Victor, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 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 1,568 miles [2,523.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Mason County

Our profile page for Victor, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,154 miles [3,466.5 km] to the West Northwest

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Victor, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 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.

Elkview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Victor   [Map]
Falling Rock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Kelly Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pinch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Quick   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Reamer   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sandy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Three Mile   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Youngs Bottom   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 Victor. 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Victor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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About Kanawha County

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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 Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 that begins in Victor. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 38.4234, Longitude: -81.4262     [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 310.535 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.379 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.751 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 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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<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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