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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ross to New Martinsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,024 miles [9,694.7 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 6,740 miles [10,847 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,615 miles [7,427.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ross ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Ross.

While the name Ross is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 38 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arizona

Yavapai County

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

Arkansas

Pope County

Our profile page for Ross, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the West Southwest

California

Marin County

Our profile page for Ross, Marin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km] to the West

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Ross, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,244 miles [3,611.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Ross, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East

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Georgia

Crisp County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Ross, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the South Southwest

Wayne County

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

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Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Ross, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the West Northwest

Vigo County

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

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Iowa

Audubon County

Our profile page for Ross, Audubon County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Leavenworth County

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

Miami County

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

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Kentucky

Campbell County

Our profile page for Ross, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West

Carter County

Our profile page for Ross, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Ross   [Map]
Distance: About 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the Northwest

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Ross, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the Northwest

Marquette County

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

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Minnesota

Kittson County

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

Polk County

Our profile page for Ross, Polk County   [Map]
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northwest

Roseau County

Our profile page for Ross, Roseau County   [Map]
Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the Northwest

Waseca County

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

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Missouri

Oregon County

Our profile page for Ross, Oregon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Silver Bow County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Ross   [Map]
Distance: About 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Foster County

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

Mountrail County

Our profile page for Ross, Mountrail County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Ross, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West

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Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Ross, Umatilla County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Lycoming County

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

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Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Ross, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the Southwest

McLennan County

Our profile page for Ross, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Stafford County

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

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Ross, King County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,130 miles [3,427.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Vernon County

Our profile page for Ross, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Converse County

Our profile page for Ross, Converse County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Ross. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ross) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ross. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4970, Longitude: -80.6993     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ross 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 Ross 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 310.06 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.999 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.074 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 Ross, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ross.