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Baisden, West Virginia
(Logan County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Baisden to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full 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 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,153 miles [9,902.3 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 6,866 miles [11,049.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,742 miles [7,631.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Baisden ...

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Baisden ...

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.

Black Bottom   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Baisden   [Map]
Diamond   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Dog Patch   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Frogtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Hedgeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Monitor   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Shamrock   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Trace Junction   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Logan County

About West Virginia

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baisden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8201, Longitude: -82.0287     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baisden 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 Baisden 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 310.91 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.719 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.201 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Baisden.



 
 
 

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