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Pepper, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Philippi [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Pepper 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 168 miles [270.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,015 miles [9,680.2 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 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,604 miles [7,409.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pepper ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Pepper.

While the name Pepper is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Sussex County

Our profile page for Pepper, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the East


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Pepper, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pepper ...

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.

Bear Mountain   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Pepper   [Map]
Boulder   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Century   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Century Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Elk City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fox Hall (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Hopewell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Independence   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Johnstown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Longview   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Maple Lake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Oral Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Peeltree   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Creek (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Quiet Dell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Romines Mills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Union   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pepper. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1887, Longitude: -80.1565     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pepper 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 Pepper 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 309.741 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.589 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.942 degrees.

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