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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Hamlin [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bradyville to Hamlin, 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 33 miles [53.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 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 6,860 miles [11,040.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,735 miles [7,620.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bradyville ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Bradyville.

While the name Bradyville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Missouri

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Bradyville, Stoddard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the West

Ontario

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

Tennessee

Cannon County

Our profile page for Bradyville, Cannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bradyville ...

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.

Branchland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Bradyville   [Map]
Cove Gap   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cuzzie   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fourteen (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Gill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jenks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kinder (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Minerva   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Price   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Ranger   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Redwing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Spears (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bradyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1465, Longitude: -82.1838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bradyville 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 Bradyville 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 311.00 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.87 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.166 degrees.

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<7>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 Bradyville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bradyville could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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