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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Moundsville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Viola to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 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 5,999 miles [9,654.5 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 6,716 miles [10,808.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,592 miles [7,390.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Viola ...

We have found 31 communities that share the name Viola.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Viola. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 30 communities in the United States - with 31 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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 GeorgiaLouisianaNorth CarolinaWyoming

Alabama

Blount County

Our profile page for Viola, Blount County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for Viola, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the West Southwest

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Viola, Shasta County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,146 miles [3,453.7 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Viola, Las Animas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the West

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Viola, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the East Southeast

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Florida

Lake County

Our profile page for Viola, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Viola, Heard County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Latah County

Our profile page for Viola, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Viola, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Noble County

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

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Viola, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Elk County

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

Ellis County

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

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Viola, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Graves County

Our profile page for Viola, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Viola, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Mackinac County

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

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Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Viola, Olmsted County   [Map]
Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Jasper County

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

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Viola, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Viola, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,821 miles [2,930.6 km] to the West

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New York

Rockland County

Our profile page for Viola, Rockland County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Pender County

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

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Viola, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,131 miles [3,429.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Viola, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Warren County

Our profile page for Viola, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Nueces County

Our profile page for Viola, Nueces County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

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

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Wisconsin

Richland County

Our profile page for Viola, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Viola, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Viola ...

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.

Cedar Rocks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Viola   [Map]
Crabapple (PA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Crows Mills (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Durbin (PA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Golden   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Limestone   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lone Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Majorsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Twilight   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Camp   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Wolf Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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 Viola. 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.

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Viola

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Viola. 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 that begins in Viola. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Viola) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Viola. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9651, Longitude: -80.5898     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Viola 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 Viola 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 309.975 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.972 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.862 degrees.

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<7>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 Viola, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Viola 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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<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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