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Rushville, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Spencer [Map], which is the Seat of Roane County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Rushville to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 231 miles [371.8 km] to the East (E). 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 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,085 miles [9,792.9 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 6,800 miles [10,943.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,675 miles [7,523.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rushville ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Rushville.

While the name Rushville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Schuyler County

Our profile page for Rushville, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West Northwest


Rush County

Our profile page for Rushville, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the West Northwest


Jasper County

Our profile page for Rushville, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West Northwest


Atchison County

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

Ford County

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

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rushville, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the East

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Buchanan County

Our profile page for Rushville, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the West

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Sheridan County

Our profile page for Rushville, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Yates County

Our profile page for Rushville, Yates County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the Northeast

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Fairfield County

Our profile page for Rushville, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Northwest

Meigs County

Our profile page for Rushville, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northwest

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Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Rushville, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Rushville, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the South

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Rockingham County

Our profile page for Rushville, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the East

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Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rushville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7006, Longitude: -81.3390     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rushville 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 Rushville 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 310.475 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.353 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.622 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 Rushville.