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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Weaver to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,016 miles [9,681.8 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 6,728 miles [10,827.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,603 miles [7,407.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weaver ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Weaver.

While the name Weaver is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Weaver, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Weaver, Yavapai County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the West

Colorado

Mineral County

Our profile page for Weaver, Mineral County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km] to the West

Georgia

Pike County

Our profile page for Weaver, Pike County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for Weaver, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the West

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Indiana

Grant County

Our profile page for Weaver, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Weaver, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the West

Osage County

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

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

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

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Minnesota

Wabasha County

Our profile page for Weaver, Wabasha County   [Map]
Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

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

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New Mexico

McKinley County

Our profile page for Weaver, McKinley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Durham County

Our profile page for Weaver, Durham County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the South Southeast

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North Dakota

Cavalier County

Our profile page for Weaver, Cavalier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the Northwest

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Weaver, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Weaver, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Weaver, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 950 miles [1,528.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Weaver ...

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.

Aggregates   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Weaver   [Map]
Crystal Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gage   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Harpertown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Jeff Scotts (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jimtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Junior   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Leadsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Read   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Roaring Creek Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Skidmore (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Stringtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [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 Weaver. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Weaver

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weaver. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9693, Longitude: -79.9309     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weaver 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 Weaver 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 309.613 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.41 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.921 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 Weaver, 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 Weaver 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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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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