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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Walker to Parkersburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 233 miles [375 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,066 miles [9,762.3 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 6,782 miles [10,914.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,658 miles [7,496.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walker ...

We have found 48 communities that share the name Walker.

While the name Walker is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 48 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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 IdahoMichiganPennsylvania 

Alabama

Colbert County

Our profile page for Walker, Colbert County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Walker, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the West

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Walker, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the West Southwest

White County

Our profile page for Walker, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the West Southwest

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Walker   [Map]
Distance: About 2,161 miles [3,477.8 km] to the Northwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Walker, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the West

Mono County

Our profile page for Walker, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,033 miles [3,271.8 km] to the West

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Walker, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,163 miles [3,481 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Weld County

Our profile page for Walker, Weld County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the West

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Walker, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East

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Georgia

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Walker, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Walker, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Macon County

Our profile page for Walker, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West

Will County

Our profile page for Walker, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Walker, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Ellis County

Our profile page for Walker, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Walker, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Southwest

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Walker, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Southwest

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Walker, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Walker, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 837 miles [1,347 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Walker, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Bristol County

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

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Michigan

Emmet County

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

Kalamazoo County

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

Kent County

Our profile page for Walker, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Northwest

Ottawa County

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

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Minnesota

Cass County

Our profile page for Walker, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Tishomingo County

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

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Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Walker, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Walker, Gallatin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Chaves County

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

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New York

Monroe County

Our profile page for Walker, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North Northeast

Oswego County

Our profile page for Walker, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 392 miles [630.9 km] to the Northeast

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Oklahoma

Cleveland County

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

Tulsa County

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

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Oregon

Lane County

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

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Pennsylvania

Centre County

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Walker, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the East Northeast

Tioga County

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

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South Carolina

Barnwell County

Our profile page for Walker, Barnwell County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the South

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Walker, 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

Corson County

Our profile page for Walker, Corson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Shelby County

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

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Texas

Fort Bend County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Walker, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Walker, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,932 miles [3,109.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Wood County

Our profile page for Walker, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Walker ...

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.

Cool Springs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Walker   [Map]
Creels   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Deerwalk   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freeport   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greencastle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Kingbury (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leachtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mineral Wells   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Murphytown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Oil Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Petroleum   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Slate   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community in West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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' distance starting from Walker. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Walker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1792, Longitude: -81.3840     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker 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 Walker 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 310.49 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.441 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.484 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 Walker, 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 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 Walker 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Walker.



 
 
 

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