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Rupert, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Rupert to ...

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rupert to Lewisburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 57 miles [91.7 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 over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 207 miles [333.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,091 miles [9,802.5 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 6,801 miles [10,945.1 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>

Communities Also Named Rupert ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Rupert.

While the name Rupert is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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Van Buren County

Our profile page for Rupert, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Rupert   [Map]
Distance: About 2,750 miles [4,425.7 km] to the Northwest


Yuba County

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


Taylor County

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Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Minidoka County

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Distance: About 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Big Stone County

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

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Madison County

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Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the Northwest

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Columbia County

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Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the Northeast

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Our profile page for Rupert   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Bennington County

Our profile page for Rupert, Bennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rupert. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rupert) 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 Rupert. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rupert

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rupert. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9649, Longitude: -80.6869     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rupert 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 Rupert 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 310.099 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.814 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.585 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rupert.