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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Hinton [Map], which is the Seat of Summers County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Brooklin 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 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,113 miles [9,837.9 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 6,823 miles [10,980.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,699 miles [7,562.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brooklin ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Brooklin.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Brooklin. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 3 communities in the United States and Canada - with 3 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


Hancock County

Our profile page for Brooklin, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Northeast


Our profile page for Brooklin   [Map]
Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the North Northeast


Davidson County

Our profile page for Brooklin, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brooklin ...

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.

Buck   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Brooklin   [Map]
Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hix   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jumping Branch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Lilly (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Packs Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pluto   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ramp   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sandstone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Streeter   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Suck Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Brooklin. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Brooklin

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooklin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6732, Longitude: -80.8973     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brooklin 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 Brooklin 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 310.231 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.922 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.768 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:

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