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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Breece to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,134 miles [9,871.7 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 6,847 miles [11,019.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,723 miles [7,600.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Breece ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

New Mexico

McKinley County

Our profile page for Breece, McKinley County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in McKinley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Breece. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1370, Longitude: -81.8962     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Breece 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 Breece 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 310.825 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.669 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.045 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Breece, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Breece.