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Central Station, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Central Station to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East (E). 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 6,038 miles [9,717.2 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 6,754 miles [10,869.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,629 miles [7,449.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Central Station ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Cook County

Our profile page for Central Station, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Central Station ...

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.

Blandville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Central Station   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Duckworth   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Joy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Middle Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stanley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sugar Camp   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Toll Gate   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central Station. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2940, Longitude: -80.8257     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Central Station 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 Central Station 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 310.145 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.064 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.199 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Central Station.