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Altizer, West Virginia
(Cabell County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Huntington [Map], which is the Seat of Cabell County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Altizer to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 289 miles [465.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,140 miles [9,881.4 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 6,856 miles [11,033.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,732 miles [7,615.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Altizer ...

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Altizer.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Altizer ...

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.

Chancellor Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Altizer   [Map]
Crescent Lake (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Fair Place (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Garden Farms   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillview   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Home Park (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lock (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Park Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Pea Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rockwood (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Timberlake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

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

The official website for Cabell County: www.cabellcounty.org/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altizer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4159, Longitude: -82.3652     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Altizer 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 Altizer 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 311.107 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.032 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.16 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Altizer.



 
 
 

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