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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Saint Leo to Morgantown, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 184 miles [296.1 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 6,003 miles [9,660.9 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 6,719 miles [10,813.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,595 miles [7,394.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Leo ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Saint Leo.

While the name Saint Leo is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Florida

Pasco County

Our profile page for Saint Leo, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the South

Kansas

Kingman County

Our profile page for Saint Leo, Kingman County   [Map]
Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the West

Minnesota

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Saint Leo, Yellow Medicine County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the West Northwest

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The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Leo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6429, Longitude: -80.3609     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Leo 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 Saint Leo 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 309.847 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.779 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.873 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saint Leo.