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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Shady Brook to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,034 miles [9,710.8 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 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,623 miles [7,440 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shady Brook ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Shady Brook.

While the name Shady Brook is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the Southwest


Dickinson County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Dickinson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the West

New Mexico

Taos County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Taos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the West

New York

Dutchess County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Dutchess County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Cabarrus County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Cabarrus County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the South

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Weber County

Our profile page for Shady Brook, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shady Brook ...

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.

Butchersville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Shady Brook   [Map]
Deanville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Fisher Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Jane Lew   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lightburn   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pricetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Quiet Dale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
South Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley Chapel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Lewis County

About West Virginia

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 stretches from Shady Brook. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shady Brook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Brook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0506, Longitude: -80.4690     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shady Brook 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 Shady Brook 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 309.936 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.79 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.126 degrees.

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<7>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 Shady Brook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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