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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Romney to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,950 miles [9,575.6 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 6,661 miles [10,719.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,537 miles [7,301.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Romney ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Romney.

While the name Romney 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

Indiana

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Romney, Tippecanoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West

Kentucky

Hopkins County

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

Ontario

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

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Romney, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 59 miles [95 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Eastland County

Our profile page for Romney, Eastland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the West 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 Romney. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Romney) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Romney. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Romney

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Romney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3455, Longitude: -78.7564     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Romney 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 Romney 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 308.888 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.642 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.278 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Romney.