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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Rymer to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rymer to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Fairmont [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rymer to Fairmont, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 187 miles [300.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,011 miles [9,673.8 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>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rymer ...

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.

Alliance   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Rymer   [Map]
Big Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Brink   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Curtisville   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Downs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Hazel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Homewood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Joetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Margaret   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pricetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Sincerity   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Rymer. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Rymer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<7>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Rymer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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About Marion County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rymer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rymer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5409, Longitude: -80.4401     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rymer 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 Rymer 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 309.90 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.823 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.944 degrees.

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<7>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rymer.



 
 
 

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