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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntington [Map], which is the Seat of Cabell County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Washington Square 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 just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 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 6,859 miles [11,038.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,734 miles [7,618.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Washington Square ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Washington Square.

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Washington Square, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Southwest


New London County

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


Peach County

Our profile page for Washington Square, Peach County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the South Southwest

North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Washington Square, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the Southeast

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Washington Square, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Washington Square, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,568 miles [2,523.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Washington Square ...

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.

Chancellor Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Washington Square   [Map]
Crescent Lake (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Fair Place (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Garden Farms   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Getaway (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glenroy (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Harveytown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Home Park (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lincoln Park (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lock (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lockdale (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Park Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rockwood (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Timberlake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Walnut Park (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Willowvale (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washington Square. 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 that stretches from Washington Square. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Washington Square) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington Square. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4170, Longitude: -82.4285     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Washington Square 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 Washington Square 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 311.146 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.076 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.187 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 Washington Square 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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