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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Hinton [Map], which is the Seat of Summers County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Barnettown to Hinton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 213 miles [342.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three 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 6,812 miles [10,962.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,688 miles [7,544.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Barnettown ...

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.

Creamery   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Barnettown   [Map]
Crossroads   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Egypt (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grahams Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Half Way   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hix   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Hokes Mill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Knobs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Palestine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ramp   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sinks Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Snowflake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wayside   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Wolfcreek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Barnettown. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at an age of 56. He was buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina) [Map].

Newport [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Barnettown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnettown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6976, Longitude: -80.6770     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barnettown 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 Barnettown 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 310.099 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.775 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.668 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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