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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Parsons [Map], which is the Seat of Tucker County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Canaan Valley to Parsons, 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 125 miles [201.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 130 miles [209.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,994 miles [9,646.4 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 6,705 miles [10,790.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,581 miles [7,372.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Canaan Valley ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Canaan Valley, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 386 miles [621.2 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Canaan Valley ...

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.

Dryfork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Canaan Valley   [Map]
Elk   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Laneville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lime Rock (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mill Run (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Perlytown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stringtown (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Wyoming (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Canaan Valley. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Canaan Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Canaan Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Canaan Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canaan Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0217, Longitude: -79.4675     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan Valley have been estimated.

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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 Canaan Valley 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 309.331 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.097 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.703 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Canaan Valley.



 
 
 

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