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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Chapman to Sutton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,046 miles [9,730.1 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 6,759 miles [10,877.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,635 miles [7,459.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chapman ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Chapman.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Chapman. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 28 communities in the United States and Canada - with 28 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Butler County

Our profile page for Chapman, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Chapman, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the West

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Chapman, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the West

Marin County

Our profile page for Chapman, Marin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Chapman, Middlesex County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Chapman, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the South

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Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Chapman, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the South Southwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Chapman, Lowndes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Chapman, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West

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Kansas

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Chapman, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Chapman, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the West Southwest

Union County

Our profile page for Chapman, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Chapman, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Alger County

Our profile page for Chapman, Alger County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Alger County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

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

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Mississippi

Rankin County

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

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Missouri

Benton County

Our profile page for Chapman, Benton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Benton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Phillips County

Our profile page for Chapman, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Merrick County

Our profile page for Chapman, Merrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Chapman, San Miguel County
This community is historic.
Although located in San Miguel County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Jackson County

Our profile page for Chapman, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Chapman   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Columbia County

Our profile page for Chapman, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,191 miles [3,526.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Chapman, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East Northeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Chapman, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East Northeast

Snyder County

Our profile page for Chapman, Snyder County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the Northeast

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Texas

Rusk County

Our profile page for Chapman, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chapman ...

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.

Arnold   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Chapman   [Map]
Bulltown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Dutch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falls Mill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Gem   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gregory   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Ireland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jewell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Joppa   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Orlando   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Walkersville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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About Braxton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chapman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8543, Longitude: -80.5440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chapman 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 Chapman 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 309.988 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.82 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.226 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 Chapman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Chapman 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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