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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Moundsville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Calis to Moundsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,998 miles [9,652.8 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 6,716 miles [10,808.4 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 Calis ...

While the name Calis is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Calis, Benton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Calis ...

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.

Bryan (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Calis   [Map]
Crabapple (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Crows Mills (PA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Durbin (PA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Golden   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Limestone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lone Oak   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Majorsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rocklick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wolf Run   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Calis. 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.

Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)
  Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Millsboro [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Calis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<8>
 
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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Calis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
 
William Holmes McGuffey
  Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Calis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Calis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9392, Longitude: -80.5509     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Calis 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 Calis 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 309.952 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.942 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.853 degrees.

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

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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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