The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/
Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Allen. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1226, Longitude: -82.0754 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).