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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> from Runyon to:

  • New Brunswick, which is the Seat of Middlesex County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 178 miles [286.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Runyon to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,719 miles [9,203.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba) is 6,424 miles [10,338.4 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to the Vatican is 4,301 miles [6,921.8 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<6>

Communities Also Named Runyon ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Runyon.

While the name Runyon is unique within New Jersey, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

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Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Runyon, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the South Southwest


Wallace County

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

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

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The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Runyon:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Runyon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Runyon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Runyon. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 40.4343, -74.3321   [Map]. The coordinates we use for Runyon 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 Runyon 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 306.165 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 301.725 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 302.929 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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