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Scarlet, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Scarlet to Williamson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 287 miles [461.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,160 miles [9,913.6 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 6,873 miles [11,061 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,749 miles [7,642.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Scarlet ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Scarlet.

While the name Scarlet is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Camden County

Our profile page for Scarlet, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the South


Orange County

Our profile page for Scarlet, Orange County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scarlet ...

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.

Cinderella   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Scarlet   [Map]
Diamond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Frogtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oilville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Parsley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Parsley Bottom   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pine Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Puritan Mines   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ragland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trace Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scarlet. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7759, Longitude: -82.1471     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scarlet 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 Scarlet 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 310.982 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.795 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.265 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Scarlet.