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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From West Liberty to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as West Liberty 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 Liberty to:

  • Wheeling [Map], which is the Seat of Ohio County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from West Liberty 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 8 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 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 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 6,708 miles [10,795.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,584 miles [7,377.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Liberty ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name West Liberty.

While the name West Liberty is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Madison County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the West Southwest


Jasper County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the West


Howard County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the West

Jay County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Jay County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the West

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Muscatine County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Muscatine County   [Map]
Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Morgan County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the Southwest

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Baltimore County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East

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Putnam County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Putnam County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the West

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Crawford County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 124 miles [199.6 km] to the West Northwest

Knox County

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

Logan County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the West

Morrow County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the West

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 34 miles [54.7 km] to the East Northeast

Butler County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 64 miles [103 km] to the North Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for West Liberty, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near West Liberty ...

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.

Beech Bottom   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of West Liberty   [Map]
Bethany   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Betty Zane   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Brilliant (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Clearview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Frogtown (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glenns Run (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mount Echo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Power   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rush Run (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Salt Run (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Short Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Stringer (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Warwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Willow Springs (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 Liberty. 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.

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of West Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<8>
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of West Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter
William Holmes McGuffey
  Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of West Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Ohio County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Liberty. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Liberty

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Liberty. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1669, Longitude: -80.5970     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Liberty 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 Liberty 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 309.97 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.997 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.793 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 West Liberty, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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