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The location of Dyer









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Webster Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Webster County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Dyer 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,064 miles [9,759.1 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 6,775 miles [10,903.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,651 miles [7,485.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Dyer ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Dyer.

While the name Dyer is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Crawford County

Our profile page for Dyer, Crawford County   [Map]

Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the West.

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Dyer, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the West.

Colorado

El Paso County

Our profile page for Dyer, El Paso County

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

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

Florida

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Dyer, Palm Beach County

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

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

Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Dyer, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Breckinridge County

Our profile page for Dyer, Breckinridge County   [Map]

Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the West.

Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Dyer, Rapides Parish

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

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

Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Dyer, Cass County

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

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

Nebraska

Rock County

Our profile page for Dyer, Rock County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Nevada

Esmeralda County

Our profile page for Dyer, Esmeralda County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,031 miles [3,268.6 km] to the West.

Ontario

Our profile page for Dyer   [Map]

Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Dyer, Gibson County   [Map]

Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the West Southwest.

Texas

Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Dyer, Fort Bend County

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

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

Washington

Douglas County

Our profile page for Dyer, Douglas County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dyer ...

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.

Beaver   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West of Dyer   [Map]

Bergoo   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Boggs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cherry Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Craigsville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Curtin   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Delphi   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Dogway   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Halo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Ralph   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Richwood   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Skidmore Crossing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Webster County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dyer. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dyer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dyer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3812, Longitude: -80.4748     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dyer 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 Dyer 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 309.961 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.718 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.356 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 Dyer 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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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dyer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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