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The location of East Nitro









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from East Nitro to Charleston, 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 261 miles [420 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 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,119 miles [9,847.6 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 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,709 miles [7,578.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Nitro ...

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.

Amandaville   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of East Nitro   [Map]

Cross Lanes   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Green Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Institute   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Lincoln Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lone Oak Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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

River Bend   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Rock Branch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Scary   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Strawberry Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Sun Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Tornado   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Virginia Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [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 Nitro. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)

Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of East Nitro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kanawha County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Nitro) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Nitro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3998, Longitude: -81.8362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Nitro 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 Nitro 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 310.784 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.661 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.936 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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