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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grafton [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Brownlow to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than 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 6,001 miles [9,657.7 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 6,715 miles [10,806.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,591 miles [7,388.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brownlow ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Brownlow.

While the name Brownlow is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Brownlow, Butler County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Butler County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Unicoi County

Our profile page for Brownlow, Unicoi County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brownlow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3515, Longitude: -79.9967     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brownlow 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 Brownlow 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 309.637 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.496 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.816 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 Brownlow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brownlow.