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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Weston 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 6,034 miles [9,710.8 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 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,624 miles [7,441.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weston ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Weston.

While the name Weston is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 43 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Henry County

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

Marion County

Our profile page for Weston, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the Southwest

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Weston, Las Animas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km] to the West

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Weston, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Weston, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the South

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Georgia

Webster County

Our profile page for Weston, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Franklin County

Our profile page for Weston, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,656 miles [2,665.1 km] to the West Northwest

Oneida County

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

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Illinois

DuPage County

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

Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Weston, Jo Daviess County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West Northwest

McLean County

Our profile page for Weston, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Jennings County

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

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Weston, Pottawattamie County   [Map]
Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Geary County

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

Norton County

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

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Kentucky

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Weston, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the West Southwest

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Weston, Nicholas County   [Map]
Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Weston, Jackson Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Weston, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Weston   [Map]
Distance: About 1,110 miles [1,786.4 km] to the Northwest

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Weston, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Weston, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Washington County

Our profile page for Weston, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Platte County

Our profile page for Weston, Platte County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Saunders County

Our profile page for Weston, Saunders County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Weston   [Map]
Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Somerset County

Our profile page for Weston, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Weston, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wake County

Our profile page for Weston, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Weston   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Wood County

Our profile page for Weston, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Weston   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Weston, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,970 miles [3,170.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Weston, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the Northeast

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Weston, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Weston, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the South

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Texas

Collin County

Our profile page for Weston, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Weston, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

King County

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

Pierce County

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

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Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Weston, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the Northwest

Marathon County

Our profile page for Weston, Marathon County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Campbell County

Our profile page for Weston, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Weston ...

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   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Weston   [Map]
Deanville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Fisher Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Pricetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Quiet Dale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Valley Chapel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Weston. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Weston. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Weston) 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 Weston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Weston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weston. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0426, Longitude: -80.4689     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weston 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 Weston 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 309.936 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.789 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.129 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 Weston 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 Weston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weston.



 
 
 

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