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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Rosebud to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 183 miles [294.5 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 6,018 miles [9,685 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 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,608 miles [7,415.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rosebud ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Rosebud.

While the name Rosebud is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Wilcox County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Southwest

Alberta

Our profile page for Rosebud   [Map]
Distance: About 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Apache County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,632 miles [2,626.4 km] to the West

Georgia

Walton County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Pope County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Indiana

Jasper County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the West Northwest

Warrick County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Warrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West

Washington County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Harlan County

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

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Louisiana

Vernon Parish

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

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Mississippi

Leake County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Gasconade County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Gasconade County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the West

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Montana

Rosebud County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Rosebud County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Pershing County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Pershing County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,007 miles [3,230 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Harding County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Harding County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,279 miles [2,058.4 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the South Southwest

Stokes County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the South

Wilson County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Gallia County
This community is historic.
Although located in Gallia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Hampton County

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

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South Dakota

Todd County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Todd County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Falls County

Our profile page for Rosebud, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,093 miles [1,759 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rosebud ...

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.

Brown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Rosebud   [Map]
Dixie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Erie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Gore   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gypsy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Jimtown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Katy Lick   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Liberty   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lumberport   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Marshville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Olive   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rosebud. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosebud. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3676, Longitude: -80.4123     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosebud 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 Rosebud 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 309.89 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.785 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.992 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Rosebud could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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 Rosebud, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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