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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Winona 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 Winona 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 Winona once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Winona to:

  • Grafton [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Winona to Charleston, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 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 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,003 miles [9,660.9 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 6,717 miles [10,810 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,592 miles [7,390.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Winona ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Winona.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Winona. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 29 communities in the United States and Canada - with 29 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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Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Winona, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km] to the West

Arkansas

Lee County

Our profile page for Winona, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the West Southwest

Colorado

Larimer County

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

Idaho

Idaho County

Our profile page for Winona, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Starke County

Our profile page for Winona, Starke County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Doniphan County

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Winona, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Trimble County

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

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Winona, Winn Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Houghton County

Our profile page for Winona, Houghton County   [Map]
Distance: About 681 miles [1,096 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Winona County

Our profile page for Winona, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Winona, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Shannon County

Our profile page for Winona, Shannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the West

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New Hampshire

Belknap County

Our profile page for Winona, Belknap County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Winona, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Onslow County

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

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North Dakota

Emmons County

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

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Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Winona, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the North Northwest

Hocking County

Our profile page for Winona, Hocking County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Winona   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North

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Oregon

Josephine County

Our profile page for Winona, Josephine County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,240 miles [3,604.9 km] to the West Northwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Winona, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,208 miles [3,553.4 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Winona, Abbeville County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the South Southwest

Florence County

Our profile page for Winona, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Winona, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Southwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Winona, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Smith County

Our profile page for Winona, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Norfolk City

Our profile page for Winona, Norfolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Whitman County

Our profile page for Winona, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,950 miles [3,138.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Winona ...

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.

Belgium   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Winona   [Map]
Blueville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Boothsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Cecil   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elliotsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Forksburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Garden Village   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Graham Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hardman   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Hebron   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillview   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Knottsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadowdale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Mount Harmony   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
New England   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pettyjohn (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shagtown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stone House (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] 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 Winona. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Winona

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Winona

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

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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 Winona, 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 stretches from Winona. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winona) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winona. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3845, Longitude: -80.0609     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winona 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 Winona 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 309.675 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.544 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.832 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 Winona 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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