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Walnut, West Virginia
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Walnut 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 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 to:

  • Grantsville [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Walnut to Grantsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,074 miles [9,775.2 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 6,788 miles [10,924.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,664 miles [7,506 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Walnut ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Walnut.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Walnut. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 24 communities in the United States and Canada - with 24 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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Arizona

Coconino County

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

Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Walnut, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the West Southwest

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Walnut, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the West

Georgia

Lumpkin County

Our profile page for Walnut, Lumpkin County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Bureau County

Our profile page for Walnut, Bureau County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the West Northwest

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Walnut, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Marshall County

Our profile page for Walnut, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Walnut, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Butler County

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

Crawford County

Our profile page for Walnut, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the West

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Maryland

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Walnut, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East

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Michigan

Oakland County

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

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Mississippi

Quitman County

Our profile page for Walnut, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the West Southwest

Tippah County

Our profile page for Walnut, Tippah County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Macon County

Our profile page for Walnut, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Knox County

Our profile page for Walnut, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Madison County

Our profile page for Walnut, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Ohio

Fairfield County

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

Pickaway County

Our profile page for Walnut, Pickaway County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Roger Mills County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Walnut   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

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

Juniata County

Our profile page for Walnut, Juniata County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Bosque County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Walnut ...

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.

Beech   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Walnut   [Map]
Chloe   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Dingy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dink   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Euclid   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Floe   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lydia   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Millstone   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Mudfork   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rosedale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sand Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Shock   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6890, Longitude: -81.0576     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walnut 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 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 310.304 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.156 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.504 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 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 Walnut 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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<8>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 Walnut, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Walnut.



 
 
 

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