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The location of East Dailey









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From East Dailey to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as East Dailey to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from East Dailey to Elkins, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,022 miles [9,691.5 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 6,734 miles [10,837.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,609 miles [7,417.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Dailey ...

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.

Beverly   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of East Dailey   [Map]

Cheat Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Dailey   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Elk River Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Fisher (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gertrude (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Huff (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Lee Bell   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lonetree (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mabie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

May   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [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 East Dailey. 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.

Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg

Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at an age of 88. He was buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Elkins [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of East Dailey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Dailey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7804, Longitude: -79.8909     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Dailey 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 East Dailey 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 309.596 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.362 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.97 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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