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The location of Dutchman









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Harrisville [Map], which is the Seat of Ritchie County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dutchman to Harrisville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,062 miles [9,755.8 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 6,778 miles [10,908.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,653 miles [7,488.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dutchman ...

While the name Dutchman is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Dutchman, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the South.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dutchman ...

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.

Big Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Dutchman   [Map]

Brohard   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Burning Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Burnt House   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Five Forks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Freed   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hazelgreen   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Iris (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Long Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Oxbow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pew Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Purdy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Racy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Six Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Dutchman. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

August 'Gus' Wagner

Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Dutchman

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dutchman. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Dutchman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dutchman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0606, Longitude: -81.1651     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dutchman 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 Dutchman 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 310.359 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.274 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.427 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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