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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Marlinton [Map], which is the Seat of Pocahontas County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bartow to Marlinton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the West (W). 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 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,028 miles [9,701.1 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 6,739 miles [10,845.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,614 miles [7,425.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bartow ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Bartow.

While the name Bartow is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Florida

Polk County

Our profile page for Bartow, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the South

Georgia

Bartow County

Our profile page for Bartow, Bartow County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Bartow, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the South Southwest

New York

Westchester County

Our profile page for Bartow, Westchester County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Westchester County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bartow ...

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.

Burner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Bartow   [Map]
Durbin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Frank   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Gertrude (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Bank   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Hardscrabble (VA)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Hightown (VA)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
May   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Olive   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spruce   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bartow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5412, Longitude: -79.7842     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bartow 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 Bartow 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 309.541 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.264 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.007 degrees.

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<7>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 Bartow 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 Bartow.



 
 
 

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