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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of White once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in White to:

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from White to Elkins, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,010 miles [9,672.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,596 miles [7,396.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named White ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name White.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named White. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 25 communities in the United States and Canada - with 25 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for White, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for White, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the West Southwest

Colorado

Morgan County

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

Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for White, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Southwest

Hall County

Our profile page for White, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the Southwest

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Kansas

Butler County

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

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Louisiana

Lafourche Parish

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

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Michigan

Delta County

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

Hillsdale County

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

Houghton County

Our profile page for White, Houghton County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for White, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the West

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for White, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km] to the West Northwest

McCone County

Our profile page for White, McCone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,450 miles [2,333.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Eureka County

Our profile page for White, Eureka County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km] to the West Northwest

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North Dakota

Bottineau County

Our profile page for White, Bottineau County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Garfield County

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

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for White, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the North

Indiana County

Our profile page for White, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 118 miles [189.9 km] to the North

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South Dakota

Brookings County

Our profile page for White, Brookings County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Shelby County

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

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Texas

El Paso County

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

Uvalde County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for White, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,715 miles [2,760 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for White, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,195 miles [3,532.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near White ...

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.

Cheat Junction   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of White   [Map]
Circleville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dry Run   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Elk River Junction   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Evenwood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Flint   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Job   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Key (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Little Italy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Macksville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [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. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of White

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 White, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in White. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- White) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7654, Longitude: -79.5792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.409 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.147 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.841 degrees.

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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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 White 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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<9>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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