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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Robinette to Logan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 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 6,857 miles [11,035.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,733 miles [7,617 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Robinette ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Robinette.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Oregon

Baker County

Our profile page for Robinette, Baker County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,874 miles [3,015.9 km] to the West Northwest

Texas

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Robinette, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the Southwest

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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 Robinette. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Robinette) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Robinette. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7851, Longitude: -81.7937     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Robinette 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 Robinette 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 306.552 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.112 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 Robinette, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Robinette.