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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Prichard to ...

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

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Prichard 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 303 miles [487.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,158 miles [9,910.3 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 6,874 miles [11,062.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,749 miles [7,642.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Prichard ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Prichard.

While the name Prichard is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Mobile County

Our profile page for Prichard, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Southwest


Shoshone County

Our profile page for Prichard, Shoshone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,791 miles [2,882.3 km] to the West Northwest


Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for Prichard, Catahoula Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the Southwest


Tunica County

Our profile page for Prichard, Tunica County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the West Southwest

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Luzerne County

Our profile page for Prichard, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Prichard ...

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.

Big Sandy (KY)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Prichard   [Map]
Bolton (KY) (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Boltsfork (KY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Centerville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Durbin (KY)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Fallsburg (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fullers (KY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Goldie (KY) (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenwood (KY)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Mouth of Bear (KY)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Potters (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockville (KY)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown (KY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prichard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2401, Longitude: -82.5985     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Prichard 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 Prichard 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 311.252 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.171 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.316 degrees.

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