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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Spencer [Map], which is the Seat of Roane County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Seaman to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 237 miles [381.4 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 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,081 miles [9,786.4 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 6,797 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 Seaman ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Seaman.

While the name Seaman is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Kansas

Linn County

Our profile page for Seaman, Linn County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Linn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Seaman, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the West

Lorain County

Our profile page for Seaman, Lorain County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Lorain County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas

Liberty County

Our profile page for Seaman, Liberty County   [Map]
Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seaman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9034, Longitude: -81.4604     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seaman 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 Seaman 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 310.544 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.461 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.609 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Seaman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Seaman.