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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from West End to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 5,990 miles [9,640 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 6,704 miles [10,789 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,579 miles [7,369.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West End ...

We have found 51 communities that share the name West End.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named West End. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 49 communities in the United States and Canada - with 49 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for West End, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 21 miles [33.8 km] to the West Northwest

Mingo County

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Calhoun County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for West End, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for West End, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for West End, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the West

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Arkansas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for West End, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the West Southwest

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British Columbia

Our profile page for West End
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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California

Alameda County

Our profile page for West End, Alameda County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,276 miles [3,662.9 km] to the West

Marin County

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

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for West End, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the West

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for West End, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the South Southwest

Jackson County

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

Marion County

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

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Georgia

Floyd County

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for West End, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Saline County

Our profile page for West End, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the West

Winnebago County

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

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Louisiana

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for West End, Orleans Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the Southwest

Vernon Parish

Our profile page for West End, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Cumberland County

Our profile page for West End, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Wayne County

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

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Minnesota

Ramsey County

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

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for West End, 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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Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

Our profile page for West End, Oktibbeha County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for West End, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the West

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for West End, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,627 miles [2,618.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for West End, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for West End, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the East

Hudson County

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

Monmouth County

Our profile page for West End, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Broome County

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

Oswego County

Our profile page for West End, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northeast

Otsego County

Our profile page for West End, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for West End, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the South

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for West End, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 73 miles [117.5 km] to the North

Bedford County

Our profile page for West End, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the Northeast

Dauphin County

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

Potter County

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

Schuylkill County

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

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for West End   [Map]
Distance: About 1,339 miles [2,154.9 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Bledsoe County

Our profile page for West End, Bledsoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Southwest

Cocke County

Our profile page for West End, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Nueces County

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

Wharton County

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

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Gloucester County

Our profile page for West End, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Southeast

Henrico County

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

Roanoke City

Our profile page for West End, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the South

Rockbridge County

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

Staunton City

Our profile page for West End, Staunton City   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near West End ...

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.

Camp Ground   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of West End   [Map]
Chestnut Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Fellowsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hardman   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Heathers Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Independence   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Israel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kanetown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Mountain View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Oriole (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Scotch Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Threefork Bridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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 West End. 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of West End

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of West End

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
 
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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of West End

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West End. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3904, Longitude: -79.7709     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West End 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 West End 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 309.499 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.344 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.703 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 West End 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>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 West End, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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