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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Whitney 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 community such as Whitney 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 Whitney once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Whitney to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Whitney to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 226 miles [363.7 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 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,103 miles [9,821.8 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 6,815 miles [10,967.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,690 miles [7,547.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Whitney ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Whitney.

While the name Whitney is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Whitney, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the Southwest

Alaska

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

Arizona

Mohave County

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

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Whitney, Placer County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,156 miles [3,469.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Lake County

Our profile page for Whitney, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the South

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Georgia

Walton County

Our profile page for Whitney, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Ada County

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

Franklin County

Our profile page for Whitney, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Whitney, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Whitney, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Dawes County

Our profile page for Whitney, Dawes County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Whitney, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the West

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Whitney   [Map]
Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Grant County

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

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North Carolina

Stanly County

Our profile page for Whitney, Stanly County   [Map]
Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Whitney, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Whitney   [Map]
Distance: About 531 miles [854.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Whitney, Baker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Whitney, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Whitney, Spartanburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the South Southwest

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South Dakota

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

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Texas

Briscoe County

Our profile page for Whitney, Briscoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the West

Hill County

Our profile page for Whitney, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Whitney, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Laramie County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitney ...

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.

Beauty   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Whitney   [Map]
Carver (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Chimney Corner   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cotton Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Edmond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hawks Nest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marvel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Michigan (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Cove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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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 Whitney, 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 starting in Whitney. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0896, Longitude: -81.0993     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitney 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 Whitney 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 310.344 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.113 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.719 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 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 Whitney 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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