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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brink to New Martinsville, 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.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 190 miles [305.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,013 miles [9,677 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 6,729 miles [10,829.3 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 Brink ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Brink.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Brink. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Brink, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the East

Oklahoma

Woods County

Our profile page for Brink, Woods County   [Map]
Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the West

Virginia

Greensville County

Our profile page for Brink, Greensville County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brink ...

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.

Alliance   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Brink   [Map]
Archer   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Big Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Curtisville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hazel   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Kingstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Margaret   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pricetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sincerity   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Uniontown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Brink. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Brink

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<7>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Brink

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brink. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Brink. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brink) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brink. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5481, Longitude: -80.4929     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brink 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 Brink 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 309.932 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.86 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.965 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brink.



 
 
 

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