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Branchland, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hamlin [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Branchland to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,143 miles [9,886.2 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 6,857 miles [11,035.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,733 miles [7,617 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Branchland ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Albemarle County

Our profile page for Branchland, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Branchland ...

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.

Bradyville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Branchland   [Map]
Cuzzie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Jenks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Kinder (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Minerva   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Price   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ranger   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Redwing   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rockville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Salt Rock   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [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 Branchland. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Branchland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Branchland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2209, Longitude: -82.2038     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Branchland 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 Branchland 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 311.011 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.894 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.151 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Branchland.