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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Chesapeake to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Chesapeake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Chesapeake to Charleston, 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,115 miles [9,841.1 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 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,704 miles [7,570.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chesapeake ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Chesapeake.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Chesapeake. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States - with 6 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

Maryland

Cecil County

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

Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Chesapeake, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the West

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Chesapeake, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 51 miles [82.1 km] to the West Northwest

Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Chesapeake, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East Southeast

Northampton County

Our profile page for Chesapeake, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the East

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chesapeake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 beginning in Chesapeake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chesapeake) 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 Chesapeake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chesapeake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chesapeake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2231, Longitude: -81.5362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake 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 310.605 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.431 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.863 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 Chesapeake.