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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for White Oak Junction.

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from White Oak Junction to Fayetteville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,113 miles [9,837.9 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 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,700 miles [7,563.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named White Oak Junction ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name White Oak Junction.

While the name White Oak Junction is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Kentucky

McCreary County

Our profile page for White Oak Junction, McCreary County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the West Southwest

Texas

Hopkins County

Our profile page for White Oak Junction, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near White Oak Junction ...

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.

Glen Jean   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of White Oak Junction   [Map]
Greenstown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Harvey   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hilltop   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Lee   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadow Fork   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Price Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prudence   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Redstar   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Scarbro   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sun   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Turkey Knob   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 White Oak Junction. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of White Oak Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Oak Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9204, Longitude: -81.1584     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Oak Junction 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 White Oak Junction 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 310.383 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.132 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.799 degrees.

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<7>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for White Oak Junction.



 
 
 

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