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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Blandville to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,035 miles [9,712.4 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,626 miles [7,444.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blandville ...

While the name Blandville is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Kentucky

Ballard County

Our profile page for Blandville, Ballard County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blandville ...

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.

Big Battle (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Blandville   [Map]
Coldwater   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Duckworth   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Flint   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Industrial   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Long Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Market   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Middle Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sugar Camp   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blandville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2568, Longitude: -80.7107     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blandville 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 Blandville 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 310.076 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.98 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.161 degrees.

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