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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Saint Marys [Map], which is the Seat of Pleasants County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Borland to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,056 miles [9,746.2 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 6,773 miles [10,900.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,648 miles [7,480.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Borland ...

While the name Borland is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Michigan

Mecosta County

Our profile page for Borland, Mecosta County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Borland ...

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.

Cluster   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Borland   [Map]
Deerwalk   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eureka   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Horseneck   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Lone Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Nutter Farm   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Oil Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasants   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sandhill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Schultz   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Island   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Yankeeburg (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Borland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2979, Longitude: -81.2826     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Borland 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 Borland 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 310.424 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.384 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.399 degrees.

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