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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Shrewsbury to Charleston, 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,113 miles [9,837.9 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 6,826 miles [10,985.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,702 miles [7,567.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shrewsbury ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Shrewsbury.

While the name Shrewsbury is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Kentucky

Grayson County

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Distance: About 274 miles [441 km] to the West

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish

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Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Southwest

Massachusetts

Worcester County

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Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the East Northeast

Missouri

Saint Louis County

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Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

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Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Shrewsbury, Hamilton County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

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Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

York County

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Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

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Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Vermont

Rutland County

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Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shrewsbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2062, Longitude: -81.4715     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shrewsbury 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 Shrewsbury 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 310.567 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.384 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.84 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 Shrewsbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shrewsbury.