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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Spencer [Map], which is the Seat of Roane County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Osbornes Mills to Spencer, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 231 miles [371.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 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 6,091 miles [9,802.5 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 6,805 miles [10,951.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,681 miles [7,533.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Osbornes Mills ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Osbornes Mills, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the East Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Osbornes Mills ...

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.

Cotton   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Osbornes Mills   [Map]
Harley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Heatherman (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Kelly Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
King   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Welcome   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pad (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pigeon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Queen Shoals   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Reamer   -   5 miles [8 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 Osbornes Mills. 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Osbornes Mills

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Osbornes Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5443, Longitude: -81.3079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Osbornes Mills 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 Osbornes Mills 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 310.46 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.312 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.66 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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