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The location of Washburn

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Harrisville [Map], which is the Seat of Ritchie County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Washburn to Charleston, with an average speed<2> 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 215 miles [346 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 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 6,054 miles [9,743 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 6,769 miles [10,893.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,645 miles [7,475.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Washburn ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Washburn.

While the name Washburn is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Sebastian County

Our profile page for Washburn, Sebastian County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the West Southwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Washburn, 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.

Illinois

Woodford County

Our profile page for Washburn, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Black Hawk County

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

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Kansas

Bourbon County

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

Wichita County

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

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Louisiana

De Soto Parish

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

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Washburn, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Hennepin County

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

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Washburn, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the West

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New York

Chautauqua County

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

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North Carolina

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Washburn, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the South

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Washburn, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the South

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North Dakota

McLean County

Our profile page for Washburn, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Washburn   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Washburn, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Washburn, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the West

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Wisconsin

Bayfield County

Our profile page for Washburn, Bayfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Washburn ...

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.

Five Forks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Washburn   [Map]
Hazelgreen   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Long Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Low Gap   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pew Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Riddle (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Six Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Slab   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Star Settlement (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washburn. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1423, Longitude: -81.0468     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washburn 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 Washburn 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 310.285 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.201 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.348 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 Washburn 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Washburn.



 
 
 

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