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Russet, West Virginia
(Calhoun County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grantsville [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Russet to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 216 miles [347.6 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 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,066 miles [9,762.3 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 6,781 miles [10,913 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,656 miles [7,493.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Russet ...

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Russet.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Russet ...

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.

Adam   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Russet   [Map]
Big Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Five Forks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Grantsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hardman   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Henrietta   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Joker   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Millstone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Normantown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Purdy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sand Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Stumptown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Calhoun County

About West Virginia

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Russet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8731, Longitude: -81.0565     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Russet 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 Russet 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 310.299 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.177 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.442 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Russet.