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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Dunlow to Wayne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 48 miles [77.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 297 miles [478 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six 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 6,161 miles [9,915.2 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 6,875 miles [11,064.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,751 miles [7,646 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dunlow ...

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.

Bumblebee (KY) (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West of Dunlow   [Map]
Castle (KY)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cove Gap   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Echo   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Effie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fort Gay   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greyeagle   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Job (KY)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Peach Orchard (KY)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Quaker   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Saltpetre   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stepptown   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Stonecoal   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Torchlight (KY) (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Upper Tug (KY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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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' distance beginning in Dunlow. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dunlow) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunlow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0231, Longitude: -82.4315     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dunlow 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 Dunlow 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 311.152 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.026 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.311 degrees.

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