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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Walkersville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Walkersville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Walkersville to Weston, 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 183 miles [294.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,042 miles [9,723.7 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 6,755 miles [10,871.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,630 miles [7,451.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walkersville ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Walkersville.

While the name Walkersville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Georgia

Pierce County

Our profile page for Walkersville, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the South Southwest

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Walkersville, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East Northeast

Missouri

Shelby County

Our profile page for Walkersville, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the West

North Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Walkersville, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the South

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South Carolina

Greenville County

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

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Walkersville, Coffee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Walkersville ...

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.

Arnold   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Walkersville   [Map]
Bulltown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falls Mill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Freeman   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
French Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Georgetown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ireland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Joppa   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Little Wildcat (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Orlando   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Cave   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Wildcat (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walkersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8695, Longitude: -80.4568     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walkersville 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 Walkersville 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 309.935 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.762 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.183 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 Walkersville, 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 Walkersville 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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