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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Bachman to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,103 miles [9,821.8 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 6,815 miles [10,967.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,691 miles [7,549.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bachman ...

While the name Bachman is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ohio

Montgomery County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bachman ...

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.

Carver (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Bachman   [Map]
Chimney Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cotton Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Edmond   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hawks Nest   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Hopewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marvel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Michigan (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Cove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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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 that stretches from Bachman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bachman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bachman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0996, Longitude: -81.1220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bachman 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 Bachman 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 310.358 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.129 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.725 degrees.

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