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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Middlebourne [Map], which is the Seat of Tyler County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 87 miles [140 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Adonis to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 215 miles [346 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,035 miles [9,712.4 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 6,752 miles [10,866.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,627 miles [7,446.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Adonis ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Adonis.

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

In addition to the above occurrences of Adonis, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Missouri

Polk County

Our profile page for Adonis, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the West


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Lebanon   [Map]

Distance: About 5,940 miles [9,559.5 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Adonis ...

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.

Centerview (OH) (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Adonis   [Map]
Everett   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falls Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Fly (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Fly Ferry (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Friendly   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Grandview (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Little   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Locke   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Long Reach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sistersville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Stringtown (OH) (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [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 Adonis. 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.

Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard
  Suffragette. She was born in Woodsfield (Ohio) on Friday November 10, 1826 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday March 1, 1912 at an age of 85. She was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Woodsfield [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Adonis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard<7>
 
August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Adonis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adonis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5056, Longitude: -80.9868     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adonis 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 Adonis 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 310.236 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.20 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.198 degrees.

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<7>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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