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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Keyser [Map], which is the Seat of Mineral County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Blaine to Keyser, 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 149 miles [239.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 119 miles [191.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,966 miles [9,601.3 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 6,678 miles [10,747.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,554 miles [7,329 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blaine ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Blaine.

While the name Blaine is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Cherokee County

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

Arkansas

Logan County

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

Georgia

Pickens County

Our profile page for Blaine, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the Southwest

Idaho

Camas County

Our profile page for Blaine, Camas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,841 miles [2,962.8 km] to the West Northwest

Latah County

Our profile page for Blaine, Latah County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,951 miles [3,139.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Boone County

Our profile page for Blaine, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Jay County

Our profile page for Blaine, Jay County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Buena Vista County

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

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Kansas

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Blaine, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Blaine, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Blaine, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Blaine, Saint Clair County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Anoka County

Our profile page for Blaine, Anoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Blaine, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Benton County

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

Vernon County

Our profile page for Blaine, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Adams County

Our profile page for Blaine, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the West

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Blaine, Elko County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

White Pine County

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

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New York

Montgomery County

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

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North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Blaine, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the South

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Blaine, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Oregon

Curry County

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

Tillamook County

Our profile page for Blaine, Tillamook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,279 miles [3,667.7 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Anderson County

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

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Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Blaine, Grainger County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Blaine, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Whatcom County

Our profile page for Blaine, Whatcom County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,222 miles [3,576 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Portage County

Our profile page for Blaine, Portage County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Blaine ...

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.

Claysville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Blaine   [Map]
Crosstown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Deer Park (MD)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Elk Garden   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Floyd (MD)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Fricks Crossing (MD)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Green Glade (MD)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hartmansville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Luke (MD)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mount Storm   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Skyline   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Standard (MD)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sulphur City   -   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 Blaine. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Blaine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

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About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blaine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blaine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3859, Longitude: -79.1798     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blaine 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 Blaine 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 309.141 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.936 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.447 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Blaine 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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<8>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 Blaine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blaine.



 
 
 

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