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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Princeton [Map], which is the Seat of Mercer County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bramwell to Princeton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). 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 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 256 miles [412 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,146 miles [9,891 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 6,855 miles [11,032.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,731 miles [7,613.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bramwell ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Idaho

Gem County

Our profile page for Bramwell, Gem County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,888 miles [3,038.4 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bramwell ...

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.

Abbs Valley (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Bramwell   [Map]
Big Vein (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Bluestone   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Coaldale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coopers   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Falls Mills (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Flipping   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freeman   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Goodwill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pocahontas (VA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Yards   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Bramwell. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Bramwell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Bramwell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bramwell. 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Bramwell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bramwell) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bramwell. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bramwell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bramwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3254, Longitude: -81.3116     [Map].

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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 Bramwell 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 310.485 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.16 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.053 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bramwell.



 
 
 

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