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Breeden, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Breeden to Williamson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 290 miles [466.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,158 miles [9,910.3 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 6,872 miles [11,059.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,748 miles [7,641.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Breeden ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia

South Carolina

Marlboro County

Our profile page for Breeden, Marlboro County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the South Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Breeden ...

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.

Ajax   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Breeden   [Map]
Fourteen (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greyeagle   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Halcyon   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Harts   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Kermit   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lovely (KY)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Parsley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Parsley Bottom   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Stepptown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stonecoal   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Trace   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Whirlwind   -   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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Breeden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Breeden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Breeden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9254, Longitude: -82.2660     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Breeden 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 Breeden 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 311.053 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.898 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.27 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Breeden.