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Rinehart, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rinehart to Clarksburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,020 miles [9,688.3 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 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,610 miles [7,419.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rinehart ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Rinehart.

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Dickinson County

Our profile page for Rinehart, Dickinson County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Dickinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Vernon County

Our profile page for Rinehart, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rinehart ...

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.

Alliance   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Rinehart   [Map]
Archer   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Big Battle (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Brown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Center Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Curtisville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Jimtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Joetown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Margaret   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marshville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Olive   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pricetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosebud   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rinehart. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4240, Longitude: -80.5165     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rinehart 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 Rinehart 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 309.951 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.864 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.018 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rinehart, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rinehart.


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