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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Moorefield [Map], which is the Seat of Hardy County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Bass to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 105 miles [169 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,978 miles [9,620.7 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 6,688 miles [10,763.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,564 miles [7,345 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bass ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Bass.

While the name Bass is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bass, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West Southwest

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Bass, Coconino County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Coconino County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Newton County

Our profile page for Bass, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the West

Florida

Columbia County

Our profile page for Bass, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Houston County

Our profile page for Bass, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Indiana

Starke County

Our profile page for Bass, Starke County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Starke County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Casey County

Our profile page for Bass, Casey County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the West Southwest

Pike County

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

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Missouri

Cole County

Our profile page for Bass, Cole County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the West

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Montana

Ravalli County

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

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New Mexico

Eddy County

Our profile page for Bass, Eddy County
This community is historic.
Although located in Eddy County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Sampson County

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

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Bass, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,332 miles [3,753 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Giles County

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

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Texas

Smith County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bass ...

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.

Arthur   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest of Bass   [Map]
Brake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fisher   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Fort Run   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lost City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadow   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Pansy   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Peru   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rough Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Seemly (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tannery   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Town Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Walnut Bottom   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bass. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9484, Longitude: -79.0023     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bass 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 Bass 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 309.055 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.772 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.529 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bass, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Bass 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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