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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Grafton [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Blueville to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,002 miles [9,659.3 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 6,716 miles [10,808.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,591 miles [7,388.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Blueville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Blueville.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Georgia

Marion County

Our profile page for Blueville, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the South Southwest

Illinois

Christian County

Our profile page for Blueville, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blueville ...

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.

Belgium   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Blueville   [Map]
Cecil   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Cove Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cove Run Station (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dent   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elliotsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hardman   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hebron   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Independence   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Knottsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maple Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Creek (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Scotch Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Stone House (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Blueville. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Blueville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<7>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Blueville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
 
Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Blueville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blueville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3462, Longitude: -80.0034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Blueville 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 Blueville 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 309.642 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.50 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.82 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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