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Brandonville, West Virginia

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The location of Brandonville

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brandonville to Kingwood, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,972 miles [9,611 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 6,687 miles [10,761.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,562 miles [7,341.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brandonville ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Brandonville, Schuylkill County   [Map]

Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brandonville ...

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.

Elliottsville (PA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Brandonville   [Map]

Five Forks (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Florence (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hopewell   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Laurel Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Little Sandy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Rockville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sugar Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Valley Point   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Brandonville. 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.

Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)

Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Millsboro [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Brandonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<7>

John Dickson Carr

Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 70. He was buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina) [Map].

Uniontown [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Brandonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr

Ralph Chambers

Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at an age of 76. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Uniontown [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Brandonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)

Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Brandonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts

Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Brandonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Matt McHugh     (Matthew McHugh)

Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at an age of 77.

Connellsville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Brandonville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brandonville) 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 Brandonville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brandonville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brandonville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6670, Longitude: -79.6275     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brandonville 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 Brandonville 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 309.399 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.272 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.541 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:

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