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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Rossmore to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,152 miles [9,900.7 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 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,740 miles [7,628.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rossmore ...

While the name Rossmore is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ontario

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Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rossmore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8093, Longitude: -81.9812     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rossmore 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 Rossmore 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 310.881 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.685 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.184 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rossmore.