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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Harrisville [Map], which is the Seat of Ritchie County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Pennsboro to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 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 6,045 miles [9,728.5 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 6,761 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 Pennsboro ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Missouri

Dade County

Our profile page for Pennsboro, Dade County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pennsboro ...

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.

Admiral (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Pennsboro   [Map]
Duckworth   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Fern   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Finch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Greenwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hebron   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Highland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Joy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
League   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pike   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Plum Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Riddle (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Stanley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Toll Gate   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [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 Pennsboro. 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.

August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Pennsboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Ritchie County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pennsboro. 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' distance starting in Pennsboro. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pennsboro) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pennsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pennsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pennsboro. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2811, Longitude: -80.9745     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pennsboro 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 Pennsboro 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 310.236 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.167 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.269 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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