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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Bane to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bane to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bane to New Martinsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,019 miles [9,686.6 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 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,610 miles [7,419.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bane ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Virginia

Giles County

Our profile page for Bane, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bane ...

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.

Alliance   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Bane   [Map]
Archer   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Big Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Brink   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Carbide   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Four Mile   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hazel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
King   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Kingstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pricetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bane. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bane

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bane. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5046, Longitude: -80.5878     [Map].

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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 Bane 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 309.992 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.922 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.022 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bane.



 
 
 

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