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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Riverdale Acres to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 259 miles [416.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,119 miles [9,847.6 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 6,833 miles [10,996.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,708 miles [7,576.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverdale Acres ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Riverdale Acres, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the South Southwest

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The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverdale Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3937, Longitude: -81.8090     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverdale Acres 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 Riverdale Acres 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 310.768 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.641 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.926 degrees.

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