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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Round Bottom to New Martinsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 189 miles [304.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,004 miles [9,662.5 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 6,720 miles [10,814.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,596 miles [7,396.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Round Bottom ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Round Bottom.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Round Bottom. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Round Bottom, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 28 miles [45.1 km] to the West

Virginia

Bland County

Our profile page for Round Bottom, Bland County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the South Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Round Bottom ...

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.

Cottontown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Round Bottom   [Map]
Deep Valley (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Georgetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hero (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Hundred   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Hunting Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Littleton   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Maple   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Ned (PA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
New Freeport (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sandrock (PA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Round Bottom. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Round Bottom

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<7>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Round Bottom

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wetzel County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 that starts in Round Bottom. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Round Bottom) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Round Bottom. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6998, Longitude: -80.4356     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Round Bottom 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 Round Bottom 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 309.891 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.837 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.886 degrees.

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<7>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Round Bottom.



 
 
 

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