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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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:

  • Charles Town [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 214 miles [344.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Bloomery to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 48 miles [77.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,915 miles [9,519.3 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 6,624 miles [10,660.3 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,500 miles [7,242 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

Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Bloomery, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 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.

Blair   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Bloomery   [Map]
Halltown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Harmony (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Keys Gap (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mechanicstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Mechanicsville (VA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Mission   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Silver Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wheatland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [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.

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Bloomery

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<7>
 
Elizabeth Monroe
  First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe. She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at an age of 62. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Aldie [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Bloomery

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bloomery. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bloomery

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2548, Longitude: -77.8189     [Map].

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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 308.331 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.996 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.909 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: findagrave.com.

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