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Egeria, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Princeton [Map], which is the Seat of Mercer County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Egeria to Princeton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,132 miles [9,868.5 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 6,841 miles [11,009.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,717 miles [7,591.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Egeria ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Routt County

Our profile page for Egeria, Routt County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Egeria ...

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.

Amigo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Egeria   [Map]

Basin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Dunns   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Flat Top   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hiawatha   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Jonben   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Josephine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lego   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Lillybrook   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Odd   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Princewick   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Smokeless   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Spanishburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Stonecoal Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Widemouth (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] 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 Egeria. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis

Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Egeria

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>

Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)

Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Egeria

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Egeria) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Egeria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5393, Longitude: -81.2001     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Egeria 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 Egeria 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 310.415 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.112 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.938 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:

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