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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Berkeley Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 201 miles [323.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Smith Crossroads to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,919 miles [9,525.7 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 6,630 miles [10,670 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,505 miles [7,250.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smith Crossroads ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Smith Crossroads.

While the name Smith Crossroads is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Alabama

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Smith Crossroads, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Southwest

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Smith Crossroads, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the East Southeast

Florida

Holmes County

Our profile page for Smith Crossroads, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Southwest

North Carolina

Bladen County

Our profile page for Smith Crossroads, Bladen County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the South

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Crossroads. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5679, Longitude: -78.2272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Crossroads 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 Smith Crossroads 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 308.557 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.301 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.966 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smith Crossroads.