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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Westmoreland to Wayne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 297 miles [478 km] to the East (E). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,147 miles [9,892.6 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 6,863 miles [11,044.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,739 miles [7,626.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Westmoreland ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Westmoreland.

While the name Westmoreland is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 18 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 Westmoreland, Lauderdale County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Southwest

Limestone County

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

Idaho

Ada County

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

Illinois

Winnebago County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Winnebago County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the West

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 614 miles [988.1 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the South Southeast

Wilson County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Southeast

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Westmoreland   [Map]
Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Sumner County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Westmoreland, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Dane County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Westmoreland ...

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.

Buffalo Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Westmoreland   [Map]
Glenroy (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Harveytown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Lincoln Park (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Lockdale (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Meadow Haven   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Park Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Sulphur Springs (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Walnut Park (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Willowvale (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Westmoreland. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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 Westmoreland. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Westmoreland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Westmoreland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4006, Longitude: -82.5121     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Westmoreland 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 Westmoreland 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 311.197 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.132 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.229 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 Westmoreland, 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 Westmoreland 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Westmoreland.



 
 
 

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