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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Bowman once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Bowman to:

  • Wellsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Brooke County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Bowman to Charleston, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 213 miles [342.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,988 miles [9,636.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,707 miles [10,793.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,582 miles [7,374 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Bowman ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Bowman.

While the name Bowman is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Chicot County

Our profile page for Bowman, Chicot County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Southwest

Craighead County

Our profile page for Bowman, Craighead County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the West Southwest

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Bowman, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,132 miles [3,431.1 km] to the West

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Bowman, Gunnison County
This community is historic.
Although located in Gunnison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Elbert County

Our profile page for Bowman, Elbert County   [Map]
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Edgar County

Our profile page for Bowman, Edgar County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Edgar County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jersey County

Our profile page for Bowman, Jersey County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the West

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Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for Bowman, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Bowman, Breathitt County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Breathitt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maine

Franklin County

Our profile page for Bowman, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Mississippi

Tate County

Our profile page for Bowman, Tate County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Cape Girardeau County

Our profile page for Bowman, Cape Girardeau County
Although located in Cape Girardeau County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bowman, Harrison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Harrison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Bowman, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Bowman County

Our profile page for Bowman, Bowman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Logan County

Our profile page for Bowman, Logan County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Logan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Carbon County

Our profile page for Bowman, Carbon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Carbon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Quebec

Our profile page for Bowman   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Bowman, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Bowman, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Archer County

Our profile page for Bowman, Archer County
Although located in Archer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Bowman, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the South

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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About West Virginia

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bowman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Bowman. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bowman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bowman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2473, Longitude: -80.6445     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bowman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Bowman to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.996 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.039 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.786 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bowman.