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Chesterville, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Chesterville 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 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East (E). 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 6,072 miles [9,771.9 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 6,788 miles [10,924.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,664 miles [7,506 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chesterville ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Chesterville.

While the name Chesterville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Chesterville, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the West


Dearborn County

Our profile page for Chesterville, Dearborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West


Franklin County

Our profile page for Chesterville, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast


Kent County

Our profile page for Chesterville, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East

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Lee County

Our profile page for Chesterville, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Southwest

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Morrow County

Our profile page for Chesterville, Morrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the Northwest

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Our profile page for Chesterville   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Northeast

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Chester County

Our profile page for Chesterville, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Chesterville   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast

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Colorado County

Our profile page for Chesterville, Colorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Chesterville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chesterville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chesterville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1556, Longitude: -81.4982     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chesterville 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 Chesterville 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 310.561 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.518 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.542 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Chesterville.