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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Buckhannon [Map], which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Ruraldale to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,024 miles [9,694.7 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 6,737 miles [10,842.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,613 miles [7,423.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ruraldale ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Ruraldale.

While the name Ruraldale is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Ruraldale, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the West Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Ruraldale, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the West Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

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The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruraldale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0670, Longitude: -80.2318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ruraldale 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 Ruraldale 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 309.791 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.628 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.018 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ruraldale.