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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Chapel to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 202 miles [325.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,061 miles [9,754.2 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 6,775 miles [10,903.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,650 miles [7,483.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chapel ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Chapel.

While the name Chapel is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Kentucky

Garrard County

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

Maryland

Talbot County

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

Massachusetts

Norfolk County

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

Michigan

Kent County

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

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Mississippi

Oktibbeha County

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

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Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for Chapel, Howell County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the West

Putnam County

Our profile page for Chapel, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Chapel, Ashtabula County   [Map]
Distance: About 209 miles [336.4 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Chapel, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Chapel, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Giles County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chapel ...

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.

Cutlips   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Chapel   [Map]
Exchange   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gassaway   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
German (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Home   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Hope (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Otter   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lloydsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mark (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Progress (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7476, Longitude: -80.8048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chapel 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 Chapel 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 310.149 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.988 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.375 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Chapel 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chapel.