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East Lynn, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From East Lynn 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 East Lynn 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 Lynn and extending to:

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from East Lynn to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five 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 6,152 miles [9,900.7 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 6,867 miles [11,051.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,742 miles [7,631.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named East Lynn ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name East Lynn.

While the name East Lynn is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Vermilion County

Our profile page for East Lynn, Vermilion County   [Map]

Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the West Northwest.


Essex County

Our profile page for East Lynn, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the East Northeast.


Susquehanna County

Our profile page for East Lynn, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Lynn ...

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.

Bradyville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of East Lynn   [Map]

Branchland   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Cove Gap   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Crockett   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Dickson   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Echo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Effie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Minerva   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Ranger   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Redwing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Rockville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Saltpetre   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Lynn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1679, Longitude: -82.3779     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Lynn 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 Lynn 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 311.118 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.008 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.243 degrees.

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