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Ryanville, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Ryanville 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 173 miles [278.4 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 6,012 miles [9,675.4 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 6,727 miles [10,826.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,602 miles [7,406.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Ryanville ...

While the name Ryanville is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Our profile page for Ryanville   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ryanville ...

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.

Allied   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Ryanville   [Map]
Belgium   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Boothsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Erie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Francis   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen Falls   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Gore   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gypsy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Industrial   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lodgeville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Maple Lake   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nutter Fort   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Oral Lake   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Saltwell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Summit Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ryanville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3145, Longitude: -80.2212     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ryanville 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 Ryanville 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 309.775 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.647 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.927 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ryanville.