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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Westfield 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,031 miles [9,706 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 6,745 miles [10,855 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,621 miles [7,436.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westfield ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Westfield.

While the name Westfield is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Westfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Southwest

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Westfield, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the Southwest

California

Los Angeles County

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

Tulare County

Our profile page for Westfield, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,105 miles [3,387.7 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Westfield, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Westfield, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East

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Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Westfield, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the South Southwest

Cobb County

Our profile page for Westfield, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for Westfield, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the West

Cook County

Our profile page for Westfield, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the West Northwest

Will County

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

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Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Westfield, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the West Northwest

Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Westfield, Saint Joseph County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Westfield, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the West Northwest

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Westfield, Poweshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Decatur County

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

McPherson County

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

Wyandotte County

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

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Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Westfield, Assumption Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Westfield, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Westfield, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Holmes County

Our profile page for Westfield, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Dallas County

Our profile page for Westfield, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the West

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Westfield   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Union County

Our profile page for Westfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Westfield, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the North

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North Carolina

Surry County

Our profile page for Westfield, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the South

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North Dakota

Emmons County

Our profile page for Westfield, Emmons County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Westfield   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Columbiana County

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

Morrow County

Our profile page for Westfield, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Westfield   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Tioga County

Our profile page for Westfield, Tioga County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Westfield, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West Southwest

Wharton County

Our profile page for Westfield, 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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Vermont

Orleans County

Our profile page for Westfield, Orleans County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Westfield, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the Southeast

Bristol City

Our profile page for Westfield, Bristol City   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the South Southwest

Salem City

Our profile page for Westfield, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the South

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Washington

Douglas County

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

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Wisconsin

Marquette County

Our profile page for Westfield, Marquette County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Westfield ...

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.

Butchersville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Westfield   [Map]
Deanville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fisher Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Homeland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Jane Lew   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Lightburn   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
South Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Chapel   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Lewis County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1056, Longitude: -80.4554     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westfield 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 Westfield 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 309.926 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.787 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.102 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 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 Westfield 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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