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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Slate to Parkersburg, 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 55 miles [88.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,070 miles [9,768.7 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 6,787 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 Slate ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Slate.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Alabama

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Slate, Saint Clair County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Saline County

Our profile page for Slate, Saline County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Saline County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Jennings County

Our profile page for Slate, Jennings County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jennings County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kansas

Rooks County

Our profile page for Slate, Rooks County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Rooks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Stokes County

Our profile page for Slate, Stokes County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Stokes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Slate, Buchanan County   [Map]
Distance: About 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Slate. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Slate. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slate

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1358, Longitude: -81.4464     [Map].

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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 Slate 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 310.529 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.479 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.525 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Slate.