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Welton, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Petersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Grant County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Welton to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 110 miles [177 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,979 miles [9,622.3 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 6,689 miles [10,764.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,565 miles [7,346.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Welton ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Welton.

While the name Welton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Effingham County

Our profile page for Welton, Effingham County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Effingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Clinton County

Our profile page for Welton, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the West Northwest.


Greenwood County

Our profile page for Welton, Greenwood County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Greenwood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Welton ...

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.

Arthur   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Welton   [Map]

Bass   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Brake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Cabins   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Fisher   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fort Run   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jordan Run   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Maysville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Meadow   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pansy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rough Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Seemly (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Tannery   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Town Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Walnut Bottom   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 Welton. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Welton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<8>

Frankie R. Yankovic

Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at an age of 83. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) [Map].

Davis [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Welton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0018, Longitude: -79.0850     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Welton 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 Welton 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 309.102 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.834 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.545 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 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 Welton 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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<8>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:

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