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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Smithburg 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 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,625 miles [7,443.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smithburg ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Smithburg.

While the name Smithburg is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Mississippi

Pike County

Our profile page for Smithburg, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the Southwest

New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Smithburg, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2892, Longitude: -80.7344     [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 Smithburg 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 310.089 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.00 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.161 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Smithburg.