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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Walnut Hills to ...

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Walnut Hills to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,088 miles [9,797.7 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 6,797 miles [10,938.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,673 miles [7,520.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walnut Hills ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Walnut Hills.

While the name Walnut Hills is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the West Northwest

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast

North Carolina

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the South Southeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Wake County
Although located in Wake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the Northwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West Northwest

Jackson County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Northwest

Stark County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Stark County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North Northwest

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South Carolina

Sumter County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Davidson County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the West Southwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the Southwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 376 miles [605.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Potter County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Potter County
Although located in Potter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Williamsburg City

Our profile page for Walnut Hills, Williamsburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Walnut Hills ...

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.

Brink (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Walnut Hills   [Map]
Crowfields   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Dickson   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Organ Cave   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Snowflake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Teaberry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8107, Longitude: -80.4359     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walnut Hills 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 Walnut Hills 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 309.953 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.624 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.53 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 Walnut Hills 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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This page was last modified: 02 Jan 2019
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