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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Middlebourne [Map], which is the Seat of Tyler County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Braden to Middlebourne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 201 miles [323.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,028 miles [9,701.1 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 6,744 miles [10,853.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,619 miles [7,433.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Braden ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Braden.

While the name Braden is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Illinois

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Braden, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the West

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Braden, Le Flore County   [Map]
Distance: About 806 miles [1,297.1 km] to the West Southwest

Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Braden, Anderson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Anderson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Braden, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Braden, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Braden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4404, Longitude: -80.7440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Braden 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 Braden 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 310.09 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.024 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.113 degrees.

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<7>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 Braden.