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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Berkeley Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Cherry Run to Berkeley Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 73 miles [117.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,908 miles [9,508 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 6,619 miles [10,652.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,494 miles [7,232.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cherry Run ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Cherry Run.

While the name Cherry Run is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Cherry Run, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North

Clarion County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Cherry Run, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Cherry Run, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherry Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6276, Longitude: -78.0339     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherry Run 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 Cherry Run 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 308.438 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.174 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.86 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cherry Run.