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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Orlando to Sutton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 66 miles [106.2 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 about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 191 miles [307.4 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,047 miles [9,731.7 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 6,761 miles [10,880.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,636 miles [7,460.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Orlando ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Orlando.

While the name Orlando is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Cleveland County

Our profile page for Orlando, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the West Southwest


Orange County

Our profile page for Orlando, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the South


Cheyenne County

Our profile page for Orlando, Cheyenne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cheyenne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Rockcastle County

Our profile page for Orlando, Rockcastle County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Deuel County

Our profile page for Orlando, Deuel County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Deuel County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Orlando, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Macon County

Our profile page for Orlando, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Logan County

Our profile page for Orlando, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the West

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Prince William County

Our profile page for Orlando, Prince William County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Prince William County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Orlando, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Orlando ...

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.

Arnold   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Orlando   [Map]
Bonnie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Bower   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Bulltown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Copen   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Dusk   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Dutch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Falls Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Gem   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Heaters   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Ireland   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Joppa   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sand Fork   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Stouts Mills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Walkersville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orlando. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8712, Longitude: -80.5937     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Orlando 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 Orlando 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 310.017 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.856 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.242 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Orlando 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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