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Selbyville, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Buckhannon [Map], which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Selbyville to Buckhannon, 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 80 miles [128.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,038 miles [9,717.2 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,625 miles [7,443.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Selbyville ...

While the name Selbyville is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Sussex County

Our profile page for Selbyville, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Selbyville ...

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.

Carter   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Selbyville   [Map]
Chemical (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Czar   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Eden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hemlock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Holly Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Palace Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pickens   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Silica   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Zion   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Selbyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7540, Longitude: -80.2365     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Selbyville 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 Selbyville 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 309.805 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.597 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.127 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Selbyville.