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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Rosina to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rosina to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Rosina once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Rosina to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Rosina to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 231 miles [371.8 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 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,096 miles [9,810.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,810 miles [10,959.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,685 miles [7,539.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Rosina ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Michigan

Ionia County

Our profile page for Rosina, Ionia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Ionia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rosina ...

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.

Acup   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Rosina   [Map]
Falling Rock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Glen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Heatherman (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Independence   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kelly Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
King   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pond Fork   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pond Gap   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Queen Shoals   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Quick   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Reamer   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spangler   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Three Mile   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Youngs Bottom   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Rosina. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Rosina

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rosina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Rosina. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rosina) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rosina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4018, Longitude: -81.2804     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rosina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Rosina to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.447 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.276 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.695 degrees.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Rosina 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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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