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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Pembroke to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Pembroke to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Pembroke to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,060 miles [9,752.6 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 6,773 miles [10,900.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,649 miles [7,481.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pembroke ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Pembroke.

While the name Pembroke is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 22 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Florida

Broward County

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

Polk County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the South

Georgia

Bryan County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Bryan County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the South

Illinois

Kankakee County

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

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Indiana

Jasper County

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

Newton County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Christian County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Pembroke   [Map]
Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Genesee County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

New Hanover County

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

Robeson County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Pembroke
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Pembroke   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Delaware County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Pembroke   [Map]
Distance: About 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Potter County

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

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Virginia

Giles County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the South

Goochland County

Our profile page for Pembroke, Goochland County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the East Southeast

Petersburg City

Our profile page for Pembroke, Petersburg City   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Pembroke ...

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.

Bison   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Pembroke   [Map]
Bonnie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Chapel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cutlips   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Exchange   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Gassaway   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
German (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Heaters   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Home   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Otter   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lloydsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
McNutt   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Braxton County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pembroke. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7248, Longitude: -80.7404     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 310.111 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.941 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.355 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 Pembroke 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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