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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

Some Odds 'n Ends for Whitesville ...

During our research, we found that Whitesville has been known by other names:

In the past, Whitesville has been known as: Jarrods Valley and Pritchard City.

For more information, see our Genealogy Helper Page for Whitesville.

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Whitesville to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,126 miles [9,858.8 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 6,838 miles [11,004.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,714 miles [7,586.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Whitesville ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Whitesville.

While the name Whitesville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Marshall County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Southwest

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the East

Georgia

Harris County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the South Southwest

Illinois

Saline County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Saline County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the West

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Indiana

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Daviess County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Washington County

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

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Missouri

Andrew County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Andrew County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the East Northeast

Ocean County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Ocean County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Allegany County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Berkeley County   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the South Southeast

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the East

Halifax County

Our profile page for Whitesville, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitesville ...

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.

Acme   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Whitesville   [Map]
Dorothy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Elk Run Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Janie   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Keith   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leevale   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Milltown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Packsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Red Warrior   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sundial   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Twilight   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
United   -   5 miles [8 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 Whitesville. 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Whitesville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>
 
William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Whitesville

Stirrat [Map] is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest of Whitesville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
 
Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Whitesville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Whitesville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitesville) 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 Whitesville. 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 Whitesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitesville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9753, Longitude: -81.5292     [Map].

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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 Whitesville 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 310.606 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.394 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.939 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 Whitesville, 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 Whitesville 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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