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Schilling, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Spencer [Map], which is the Seat of Roane County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 33 miles [53.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Schilling to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 230 miles [370.1 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 6,082 miles [9,788 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 6,797 miles [10,938.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,672 miles [7,518.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Schilling ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Schilling.

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Fresno County

Our profile page for Schilling, Fresno County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,102 miles [3,382.8 km] to the West


Missoula County

Our profile page for Schilling, Missoula County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Schilling ...

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.

Buffalolick (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Schilling   [Map]
Clover   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leaning Oak   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Leo (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Nancy Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Otto   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pink   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Quiet Vale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rushville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Speed   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 Schilling. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Schilling) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Schilling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7659, Longitude: -81.3204     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Schilling 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 Schilling 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 310.462 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.348 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.593 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Schilling.