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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Rush Run once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Rush Run to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Rush Run to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 227 miles [365.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,107 miles [9,828.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,818 miles [10,972.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,694 miles [7,554.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Rush Run ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Rush Run.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

New York

Chemung County

Our profile page for Rush Run, Chemung County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the Northeast

Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rush Run, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the North

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rush Run ...

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.

Alaska (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Rush Run   [Map]
Bowlin   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chestnut Knob   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fire Creek (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Glen Jean   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenstown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Harvey   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hilltop   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Fork   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Prudence   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Red Ash (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Redstar   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rocklick   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rosedale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Scarbro   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 Rush Run. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Rush Run

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rush Run, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Rush Run. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rush Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rush Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9646, Longitude: -81.0657     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rush Run have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Rush Run to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.326 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.074 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.745 degrees.

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<8>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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