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Bluestone, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Princeton [Map], which is the Seat of Mercer County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bluestone to Princeton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,147 miles [9,892.6 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 6,856 miles [11,033.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,732 miles [7,615.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bluestone ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Bluestone.

While the name Bluestone is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Madison County

Our profile page for Bluestone, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the South Southwest


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Bluestone, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the Northwest


Rowan County

Our profile page for Bluestone, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the West Northwest


Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Bluestone, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North

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Lycoming County

Our profile page for Bluestone, Lycoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the Northeast

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Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Bluestone, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East Southeast

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Bluestone, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East

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Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluestone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3121, Longitude: -81.3179     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluestone 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 Bluestone 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 310.489 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.163 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.06 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bluestone.