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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Blair to Logan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,143 miles [9,886.2 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 6,855 miles [11,032.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,731 miles [7,613.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blair ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Blair.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Blair. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 22 communities in the United States and Canada - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Illinois

Livingston County

Our profile page for Blair, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the Northwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Blair, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West

Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Blair, Doniphan County   [Map]
Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the West Northwest

Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Blair, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 86 miles [138.4 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Blair, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Montgomery County

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

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Michigan

Grand Traverse County

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

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Blair, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Dawson County

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

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Blair, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,344 miles [2,163 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Washington County

Our profile page for Blair, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Esmeralda County

Our profile page for Blair, Esmeralda County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,941 miles [3,123.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Blair, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Sussex County

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

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Ohio

Portage County

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

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Oklahoma

Jackson County

Our profile page for Blair, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Blair   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Blair, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Roane County

Our profile page for Blair, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Taylor County

Our profile page for Blair, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,093 miles [1,759 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Tooele County

Our profile page for Blair, Tooele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,719 miles [2,766.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Trempealeau County

Our profile page for Blair, Trempealeau County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Blair ...

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.

Argyle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Blair   [Map]
Chambers   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Clothier   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Coal Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Ethel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Five Block   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Freeze Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Kelly   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Campbell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sodom   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sovereign   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Stark   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wanda   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Blair. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blair) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blair. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8784, Longitude: -81.8279     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blair 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 Blair 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 310.788 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.588 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.097 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 Blair 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 Blair, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blair.