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Brantville, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Brantville to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,084 miles [9,791.2 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 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,669 miles [7,514 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brantville ...

While the name Brantville is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Brantville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brantville ...

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.

Anthony   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Brantville   [Map]
Brink (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cornstalk   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crowfields   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Falling Spring   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Friars Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Hopper   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunlight   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Trout   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Walnut Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodman   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brantville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9040, Longitude: -80.4342     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brantville 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 Brantville 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 309.949 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.634 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.498 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brantville.