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Runa, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Runa to ...

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

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

  • Summersville [Map], which is the Seat of Nicholas County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Runa to Summersville, 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 44 miles [70.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 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 6,090 miles [9,800.9 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 6,802 miles [10,946.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,677 miles [7,526.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Runa ...

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.

Bruce   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Runa   [Map]

Deepwell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Divide   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Elliot (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Fowler Knob   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Green Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Hominy Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Honeydew (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Jenky   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Lookout   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mount Lookout   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Nutterville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pool   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Snow Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Sparks (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Spy Rock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Runa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1429, Longitude: -80.8512     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Runa 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 Runa 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 310.193 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.949 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.596 degrees.

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