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The location of Duo









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Duo to Lewisburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 59 miles [95 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,083 miles [9,789.6 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 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,669 miles [7,514 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Duo ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Duo.

While the name Duo is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Duo, Oconee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Oconee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Duo, Claiborne County   [Map]

Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Duo ...

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.

Carl   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Duo   [Map]

Cornstalk   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Friars Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Grassy Falls   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Green Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Hominy Falls   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Jetsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Leslie   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Orient Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rock Cliff   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Sunlight   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Trout   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0712, Longitude: -80.5976     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duo 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 Duo 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 310.043 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.766 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.512 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Duo could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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