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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Winslow to Wayne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 287 miles [461.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 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 6,858 miles [11,036.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,734 miles [7,618.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Winslow ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Winslow.

While the name Winslow is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Autauga County

Our profile page for Winslow, Autauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Winslow, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Southwest


Apache County

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

Navajo County

Our profile page for Winslow, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,582 miles [2,546 km] to the West

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Washington County

Our profile page for Winslow, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the West

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Stephenson County

Our profile page for Winslow, Stephenson County   [Map]
Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pike County

Our profile page for Winslow, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the West

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Black Hawk County

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

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Boyd County

Our profile page for Winslow, Boyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kennebec County

Our profile page for Winslow, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Northeast

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DeKalb County

Our profile page for Winslow, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Dodge County

Our profile page for Winslow, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Camden County

Our profile page for Winslow, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Harnett County

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

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Winslow, Pasquotank County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for Winslow   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Winslow, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the Northeast

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Morgan County

Our profile page for Winslow, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the Southwest

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Hill County

Our profile page for Winslow, Hill County   [Map]
Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Winslow ...

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.

Blue Sulphur   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Winslow   [Map]
Branchland   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Chancellor Hills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crockett   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dickson   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Fudges Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Garden Farms   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillview   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Meadows   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Inez   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Martha   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Prairietown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Salt Rock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Sarah   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Timberlake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Winslow. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winslow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winslow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3068, Longitude: -82.3076     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winslow 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 Winslow 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 311.073 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.977 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.169 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 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 Winslow 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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