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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Petersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Grant County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Seymourville to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 111 miles [178.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,978 miles [9,620.7 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 6,688 miles [10,763.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,564 miles [7,345 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Seymourville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Seymourville.

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Iberville Parish

Our profile page for Seymourville, Iberville Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the Southwest


Our profile page for Seymourville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,179 miles [1,897.4 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seymourville ...

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.

Arthur   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Seymourville   [Map]
Bass   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cabins   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falls   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Fisher   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Greenland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Jordan Run   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Maysville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Medley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Tannery   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Town Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Walnut Bottom   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Seymourville. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Seymourville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seymourville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0571, Longitude: -79.1089     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seymourville 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 Seymourville 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 309.114 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.856 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.536 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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