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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Ripley [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Romance to Ripley, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 246 miles [395.9 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,101 miles [9,818.6 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 6,816 miles [10,969.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,691 miles [7,549.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Romance ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Romance.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Romance, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the West Southwest

Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Romance, Johnson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

Ozark County

Our profile page for Romance, Ozark County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the West

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Romance   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the Northwest

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Wisconsin

Vernon County

Our profile page for Romance, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the Northwest

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5973, Longitude: -81.5987     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Romance 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 Romance 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 310.636 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.521 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.769 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>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 Romance, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Romance.