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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Rumble to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 256 miles [412 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 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,123 miles [9,854 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 6,837 miles [11,003.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,712 miles [7,583.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rumble ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for Rumble, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rumble. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rumble

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rumble. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1834, Longitude: -81.6992     [Map].

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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 Rumble 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 310.705 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.538 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.946 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rumble.