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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Brandywine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Brandywine to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Franklin [Map], which is the Seat of Pendleton County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Brandywine to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 120 miles [193.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,002 miles [9,659.3 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 6,711 miles [10,800.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,587 miles [7,382.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brandywine ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Brandywine.

While the name Brandywine is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Brandywine, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,856 miles [2,986.9 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Brandywine   [Map]
Distance: About 2,267 miles [3,648.4 km] to the Northwest

California

San Joaquin County

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

Colorado

Broomfield County

Our profile page for Brandywine, Broomfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,376 miles [2,214.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Brandywine, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the East Northeast

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Illinois

DuPage County

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

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Louisiana

Lafourche Parish

Our profile page for Brandywine, Lafourche Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Brandywine, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East

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Mississippi

Claiborne County

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

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New York

Schenectady County

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

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North Carolina

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Brandywine, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Crawford County

Our profile page for Brandywine, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the Northwest

Summit County

Our profile page for Brandywine, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Brandywine, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Brandywine, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Brandywine, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South

Caroline County

Our profile page for Brandywine, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Brandywine ...

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.

Deer Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Brandywine   [Map]
Entry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fame   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Franklin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Miles   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mitchell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moatstown   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oak Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sugar Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Pendleton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brandywine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6248, Longitude: -79.2448     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brandywine 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 Brandywine 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 309.214 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.904 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.748 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 (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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Brandywine 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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This page was last modified: 22 Oct 2018
By John Hall