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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Chattaroy 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 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,169 miles [9,928 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 6,882 miles [11,075.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,758 miles [7,657.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chattaroy ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Chattaroy, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chattaroy ...

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.

Borderland   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Chattaroy   [Map]
Cinderella   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Goodman   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Goody (KY)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
New Camp (KY)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Road Fork (KY)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rural (KY)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Stringtown (KY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Turkey Creek (KY)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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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 that starts in Chattaroy. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chattaroy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chattaroy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chattaroy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chattaroy. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7034, Longitude: -82.2810     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chattaroy 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 Chattaroy 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 311.064 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.878 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.345 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chattaroy.