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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bruno to Logan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 274 miles [441 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,153 miles [9,902.3 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 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,740 miles [7,628.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bruno ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Bruno.

While the name Bruno is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Marion County

Our profile page for Bruno, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the West

Kansas

Montgomery County

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

Minnesota

Pine County

Our profile page for Bruno, Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 810 miles [1,303.6 km] to the Northwest

Montana

Meagher County

Our profile page for Bruno, Meagher County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Butler County

Our profile page for Bruno, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Perry County

Our profile page for Bruno, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Atoka County

Our profile page for Bruno, Atoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the West

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Bruno   [Map]
Distance: About 1,519 miles [2,444.6 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Anderson County

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

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Virginia

Scott County

Our profile page for Bruno, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Bruno ...

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.

Christian   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Bruno   [Map]
Claypool   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Emmett   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Greenville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Huff Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Landville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Mallory   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Man   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mineral City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Slabtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [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 Bruno. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Bruno

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>
 
William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Bruno

Stirrat [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Bruno

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Bruno

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bruno. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6907, Longitude: -81.8690     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bruno 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 Bruno 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 310.815 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.591 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.173 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bruno could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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