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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Broadmoor Addition to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. 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 246 miles [395.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,072 miles [9,771.9 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 6,789 miles [10,925.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,665 miles [7,507.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Broadmoor Addition ...

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.

Corner (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Broadmoor Addition   [Map]
Larkmead   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Little Hocking (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
New England   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pettyville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Porterfield (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Redbush (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Rockland (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Walkers Crossing (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

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About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Broadmoor Addition. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.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' distance that starts in Broadmoor Addition. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Broadmoor Addition) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Broadmoor Addition. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2576, Longitude: -81.6210     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Broadmoor Addition 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 Broadmoor Addition 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 310.633 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.616 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.562 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Broadmoor Addition.



 
 
 

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