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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Asbury to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,092 miles [9,804.1 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 6,802 miles [10,946.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,678 miles [7,528.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Asbury ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Asbury.

While the name Asbury is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 33 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Clarke County

Our profile page for Asbury, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Southwest

Dale County

Our profile page for Asbury, Dale County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the Southwest

Marshall County

Our profile page for Asbury, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Southwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Asbury, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the Southwest

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Georgia

Burke County

Our profile page for Asbury, Burke County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the South Southwest

Troup County

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

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Iowa

Dubuque County

Our profile page for Asbury, Dubuque County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Asbury, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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

Caroline County

Our profile page for Asbury, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Minnesota

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Asbury, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Jasper County

Our profile page for Asbury, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Asbury, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Asbury, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Tompkins County

Our profile page for Asbury, Tompkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the North Northeast

Ulster County

Our profile page for Asbury, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Chatham County

Our profile page for Asbury, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the South Southeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Asbury, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South Southeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Asbury, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South

Wake County

Our profile page for Asbury, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Asbury, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the West Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Asbury, Perry County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

Our profile page for Asbury, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Asbury, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Asbury, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the South Southwest

Union County

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

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Asbury, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the West Southwest

Haywood County

Our profile page for Asbury, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the West Southwest

Knox County

Our profile page for Asbury, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Southwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Asbury, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the West Southwest

Pickett County

Our profile page for Asbury, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West Southwest

Stewart County

Our profile page for Asbury, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the West

Washington County

Our profile page for Asbury, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Asbury ...

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.

Blue Sulphur Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Asbury   [Map]
Cornstalk   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Crowfields   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Grassy Meadows   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Half Way   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hickory Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Hokes Mill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow Bluff   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Palestine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rockland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Snowflake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Teaberry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Walnut Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8198, Longitude: -80.5592     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Asbury 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 Asbury 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 310.026 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.71 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.578 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 Asbury, 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Asbury 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Asbury.



 
 
 

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