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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Walkers Crossing once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Walkers Crossing to:

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Walkers Crossing to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 250 miles [402.3 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 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,076 miles [9,778.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Walkers Crossing ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Walkers Crossing.

While the name Walkers Crossing is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Walkers Crossing, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the Southwest

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Walkers Crossing, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Walkers Crossing ...

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.

Corner (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Walkers Crossing   [Map]
Eden (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hockingport (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ireland (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Larkmead   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lee Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little Hocking (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
New England   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Porterfield (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Redbush (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rockland (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Torch (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 Walkers Crossing. 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.

August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Walkers Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Walkers Crossing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Walkers Crossing. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Walkers Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walkers Crossing. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2379, Longitude: -81.6876     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walkers Crossing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Walkers Crossing to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.675 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.66 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.598 degrees.

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<8>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:

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