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Allen Ford, West Virginia

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

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Allen Ford 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 6 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 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,023 miles [9,693.1 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 6,737 miles [10,842.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,613 miles [7,423.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Allen Ford ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Allen Ford.

While the name Allen Ford is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Barry County

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

Oregon County

Our profile page for Allen Ford, Oregon County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allen Ford ...

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.

Chestnut Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Allen Ford   [Map]
Goodhope   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Industrial   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lost Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Nutter Fort   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Quiet Dell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Rider   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sheets Mills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Summit Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2215, Longitude: -80.3762     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allen Ford 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 Allen Ford 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 309.873 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.745 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.027 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 Allen Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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