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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Buckhannon [Map], which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Adrian 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 174 miles [280 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,033 miles [9,709.2 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 6,745 miles [10,855 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,621 miles [7,436.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Adrian ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Adrian.

While the name Adrian is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Adrian, we know of 2 communities 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

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Colorado

Summit County

Our profile page for Adrian, Summit County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Summit County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Johnson County

Our profile page for Adrian, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the South Southwest

Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Adrian, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Jackson County

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

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Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Adrian, Lenawee County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Nobles County

Our profile page for Adrian, Nobles County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Bates County

Our profile page for Adrian, Bates County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Keya Paha County

Our profile page for Adrian, Keya Paha County
This community is historic.
Although located in Keya Paha County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Adrian, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 272 miles [437.7 km] to the North Northeast

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North Dakota

LaMoure County

Our profile page for Adrian, LaMoure County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Noble County

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

Seneca County

Our profile page for Adrian, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Malheur County

Our profile page for Adrian, Malheur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Adrian, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Adrian, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the South

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Texas

Oldham County

Our profile page for Adrian, Oldham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,255 miles [2,019.7 km] to the West

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Adrian, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

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


Romania

- Satu Mare   [Map]

Distance: About 4,820 miles [7,757 km] to the Northeast

- Mures   [Map]

Distance: About 4,930 miles [7,934.1 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Adrian ...

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.

Atlas   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Adrian   [Map]
Carter   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Evergreen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Freeman   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
French Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Imperial   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ivy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Cave   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rocky Ford   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sellers (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tenmile   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Adrian. 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 beginning in Adrian. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Adrian) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adrian. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9054, Longitude: -80.2756     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Adrian 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 Adrian 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 309.824 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.641 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.092 degrees.

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<7>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 Adrian, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Adrian 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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