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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Warden to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 235 miles [378.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,118 miles [9,846 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 6,829 miles [10,990.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,705 miles [7,572 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Warden ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Warden.

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Our profile page for Warden   [Map]
Distance: About 1,813 miles [2,917.7 km] to the Northwest


Richland Parish

Our profile page for Warden, Richland Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the West Southwest


Ionia County

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


Ottawa County

Our profile page for Warden, 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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Our profile page for Warden   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Northeast

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Grant County

Our profile page for Warden, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,010 miles [3,234.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Warden ...

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.

Beaver   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Warden   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cedar   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Clifftop   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cranberry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Daniels   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dry Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Grandview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Harper   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Harper Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Johnstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lee   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Maple Fork   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Piney View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Price Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Prosperity   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spangler Factory (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Stonewall (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Terry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Terry Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Warden. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Warden

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Warden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8079, Longitude: -81.1609     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Warden 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 Warden 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 310.387 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.12 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.836 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Warden 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>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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