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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Servia to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Servia to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Servia to Sutton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,073 miles [9,773.5 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 6,787 miles [10,922.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,662 miles [7,502.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Servia ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Servia.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Indiana

Wabash County

Our profile page for Servia, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Northwest

Washington

Adams County

Our profile page for Servia, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Servia ...

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.

Dingy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Servia   [Map]
Dink   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Duck   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Floe   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Frame Knob (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Frametown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Groves   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Ira   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Kidtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lydia   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mudfork   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Strange Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Servia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6204, Longitude: -80.9573     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Servia 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 Servia 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 310.245 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.079 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.484 degrees.

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