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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Bridgeport 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 174 miles [280 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,014 miles [9,678.6 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 6,728 miles [10,827.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,604 miles [7,409.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bridgeport ...

We have found 64 communities that share the name Bridgeport.

While the name Bridgeport is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 64 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,796 miles [2,890.4 km] to the West

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the West

Arkansas

Sharp County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Sharp County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the West Southwest

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Bridgeport   [Map]
Distance: About 2,194 miles [3,530.9 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Mariposa County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Mariposa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,138 miles [3,440.8 km] to the West

Mono County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,083 miles [3,352.3 km] to the West

Nevada County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,168 miles [3,489.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Delta County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Delta County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Delta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mesa County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Mesa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Pinellas County   [Map]
Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the South

Putnam County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the South

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Georgia

Richmond County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 416 miles [669.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the West Northwest

Knox County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Knox County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West Northwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West

Scott County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Scott County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the West

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Indiana

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the West Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the West

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Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the West Northwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the West Northwest

Wayne County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Saline County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 km] to the West

Sedgwick County

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

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Kentucky

Franklin County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East

Washington County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Saginaw County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Saginaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Simpson County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the West

Warren County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Morrill County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Morrill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Gloucester County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Gloucester County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East

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New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Northeast

Seneca County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Bridgeport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,427 miles [2,296.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Stanly County

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

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Bridgeport   [Map]
Distance: About 1,128 miles [1,815.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 59 miles [95 km] to the North Northwest

Hardin County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the West Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the West

Stark County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Stark County
This community is historic.
Although located in Stark County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Union County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Baker County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km] to the West Northwest

Polk County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Northeast

Carbon County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 146 miles [235 km] to the Northeast

Cumberland County

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

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the East Northeast

Perry County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 68 miles [109.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Rhode Island

Newport County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Newport County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Custer County

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

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Tennessee

Cocke County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Cocke County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Wise County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Daggett County

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

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Virginia

Buckingham County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Buckingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Douglas County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,034 miles [3,273.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Crawford County

Our profile page for Bridgeport, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bridgeport: www.bridgeportwv.com/

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Bridgeport. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bridgeport) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bridgeport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bridgeport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bridgeport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3003, Longitude: -80.2476     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bridgeport 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 Bridgeport 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 309.792 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.664 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.943 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 Bridgeport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bridgeport.