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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Waterloo to Point Pleasant, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,108 miles [9,829.9 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 6,825 miles [10,983.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,700 miles [7,563.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Waterloo ...

We have found 56 communities that share the name Waterloo.

While the name Waterloo is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 56 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Nevada County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Waterloo
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Waterloo, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Irwin County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Irwin County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the South

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Illinois

Monroe County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the West

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Indiana

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Waterloo, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Northwest

Fayette County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the West Northwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Black Hawk County   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Kingman County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Kingman County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the West

Lane County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Lane County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lane County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lyon County

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

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Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the West

Pulaski County

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

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Louisiana

Pointe Coupee Parish

Our profile page for Waterloo, Pointe Coupee Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Saint Mary's County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East

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Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Clark County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the West Northwest

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the West

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,609 miles [2,589.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the West Northwest

Franklin County

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

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Luna County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Luna County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,519 miles [2,444.6 km] to the West

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New York

Seneca County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Union County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Waterloo   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Carroll County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the North Northeast

Fairfield County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the North Northwest

Hancock County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 29 miles [46.7 km] to the West

Summit County

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

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Oklahoma

Logan County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Linn County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the Northeast

Franklin County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East Northeast

Juniata County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Juniata County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Waterloo   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Laurens County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Laurens County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Overton County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Overton County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Grayson County

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

Williamson County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Alexandria City

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

Arlington County

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

Clarke County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the East

Hanover County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Stevens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km] to the West Northwest

Walla Walla County

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

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Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Waterloo, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Waterloo ...

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.

Ash   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Waterloo   [Map]
Buffalo   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Chestnut   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Couch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Danstown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Fivemile   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Gunville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Huntsville (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Village   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Leon   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Pliny   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Providence   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Robertsburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Tribble   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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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 starts in Waterloo. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Waterloo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waterloo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7309, Longitude: -81.9346     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 310.838 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.771 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.872 degrees.

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<7>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 Waterloo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Waterloo 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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