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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Shively to Logan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,151 miles [9,899.1 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 6,864 miles [11,046.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,740 miles [7,628.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shively ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Shively.

While the name Shively is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Shively, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,225 miles [3,580.8 km] to the West Northwest

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Shively, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the West

Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Shively, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shively. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9659, Longitude: -82.1182     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shively 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 Shively 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 310.962 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.80 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.194 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shively.