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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fairmont [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Whitehall 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,006 miles [9,665.7 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 6,721 miles [10,816.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • 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).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitehall ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Whitehall.

While the name Whitehall is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Lee County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West Southwest

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Poinsett County   [Map]
Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the West Southwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the West Southwest

Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Cook County

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

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Indiana

Owen County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Owen County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the West

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Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Cherokee County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Cherokee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Whitehall, La Salle Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the Southwest

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Whitehall, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the East Southeast

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Michigan

Muskegon County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Muskegon County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Washington County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Wayne County

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

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Ohio

Franklin County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Whitehall   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the North

Lehigh County

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

Montour County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Montour County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Newport County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the South

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the South Southwest

Lexington County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the South

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Texas

Grimes County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Grimes County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km] to the West Southwest

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Kaufman County
Although located in Kaufman County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

King and Queen County

Our profile page for Whitehall, King and Queen County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Trempealeau County

Our profile page for Whitehall, Trempealeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitehall ...

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.

Boothsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Whitehall   [Map]
Enterprise   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Francis   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Garden Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Helens Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Highland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Killarm   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
New England   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Pettyjohn (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wahoo   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [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 Whitehall. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Whitehall

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Whitehall

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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 Whitehall. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitehall) 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 Whitehall. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitehall

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitehall. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4243, Longitude: -80.1887     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitehall 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 Whitehall 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 309.751 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.636 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.874 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Whitehall 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 Whitehall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitehall.



 
 
 

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