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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Grafton [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Webster 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 163 miles [262.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,006 miles [9,665.7 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 6,720 miles [10,814.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,595 miles [7,394.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Webster ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Webster.

While the name Webster is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 50 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 Webster, Lauderdale County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the West Southwest

Alberta

Our profile page for Webster   [Map]
Distance: About 2,084 miles [3,353.9 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Yavapai County

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

California

Yolo County

Our profile page for Webster, Yolo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,215 miles [3,564.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Park County

Our profile page for Webster, Park County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km] to the West

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Florida

Sumter County

Our profile page for Webster, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the South

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Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Webster, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the West Northwest

Iroquois County

Our profile page for Webster, Iroquois County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Saint Joseph County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Webster, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the West

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Iowa

Keokuk County

Our profile page for Webster, Keokuk County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West Northwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Webster, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Pottawatomie County

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

Rooks County

Our profile page for Webster, Rooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Webster, Breckinridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Androscoggin County

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

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Webster, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Harford County

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

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Webster, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Antrim County

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

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Webster, Washtenaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Rice County

Our profile page for Webster, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Winston County

Our profile page for Webster, Winston County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

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

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Montana

Fallon County

Our profile page for Webster, Fallon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Dodge County

Our profile page for Webster, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Coos County

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

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Webster, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Livingston County

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

Madison County

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

Monroe County

Our profile page for Webster, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Jackson County

Our profile page for Webster, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Southwest

Rockingham County

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

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North Dakota

Ramsey County

Our profile page for Webster, Ramsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Webster, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the West Northwest

Putnam County

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

Richland County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Webster   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Webster, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

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

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Webster, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 62 miles [99.8 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Webster, 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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South Dakota

Day County

Our profile page for Webster, Day County   [Map]
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Webster, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Webster, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the West Southwest

Wood County

Our profile page for Webster, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Webster, Botetourt County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South

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Wisconsin

Brown County

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

Burnett County

Our profile page for Webster, Burnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Northwest

Portage County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Webster ...

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.

Belgium   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Webster   [Map]
Blueville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cecil   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elliotsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Knottsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Creek (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Stone House (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 Webster. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Webster

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Webster

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Webster. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Webster. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Webster) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Webster. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2968, Longitude: -80.0454     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Webster 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 Webster 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 309.669 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.524 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.856 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 Webster, 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Webster 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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