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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Adolph to Elkins, 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 89 miles [143.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,030 miles [9,704.3 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 6,742 miles [10,850.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,618 miles [7,432 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Adolph ...

While the name Adolph is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Adolph, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Adolph ...

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 Rock   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Adolph   [Map]
Czar   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Dailey   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Elkwater   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Hemlock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Huff (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lee Bell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lonetree (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mabie   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Palace Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Queens   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spangler   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adolph. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7446, Longitude: -80.0456     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adolph 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 Adolph 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 309.69 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.465 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.049 degrees.

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