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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Romney [Map], which is the Seat of Hampshire County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Bloomery to Romney, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 189 miles [304.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 79 miles [127.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,933 miles [9,548.2 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 6,643 miles [10,690.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,519 miles [7,272.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bloomery ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Bloomery.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Bloomery. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 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


Caroline County

Our profile page for Bloomery, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bloomery ...

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.

Baileys Ford (VA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Bloomery   [Map]
Cold Stream   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Creekvale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Cross Junction (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Good (VA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Gore (VA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Greenwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Light (VA) (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Neals Run   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nordic Village (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rolling Hills (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Spring Gap (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Timber Ridge (VA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Wildwood Hills (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [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 Bloomery. 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.

Belle Boyd
  Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at an age of 56. She was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Martinsburg [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Bloomery

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<7>
John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Bloomery

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3870, Longitude: -78.3731     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bloomery 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 Bloomery 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 308.655 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.384 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.097 degrees.

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<7>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:

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