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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Blue Ridge Acres.

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How Far From Blue Ridge Acres 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 Blue Ridge Acres to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Charles Town [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 217 miles [349.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Blue Ridge Acres to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four 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 47 miles [75.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 5,912 miles [9,514.4 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 6,620 miles [10,653.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,497 miles [7,237.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blue Ridge Acres ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Blue Ridge Acres.

While the name Blue Ridge Acres is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Vermont

Rutland County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge Acres, Rutland County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast

Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Blue Ridge Acres, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Ridge Acres. 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 starting from Blue Ridge Acres. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Ridge Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ridge Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2862, Longitude: -77.7728     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blue Ridge Acres 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 Blue Ridge Acres 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 308.302 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.967 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.877 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Blue Ridge Acres.