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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Spangler to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 233 miles [375 km] to the East (E). 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 6,101 miles [9,818.6 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 6,814 miles [10,966.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,690 miles [7,547.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spangler ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Spangler.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Spangler. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities Outside of West Virginia


San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Spangler, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,992 miles [3,205.8 km] to the West


Muskingum County

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


Cambria County

Our profile page for Spangler, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the Northeast


Salem City

Our profile page for Spangler, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spangler ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Acup   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Spangler   [Map]
Carbondale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Crescent   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Dixie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Glen   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Independence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
London   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mammoth   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pond Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pond Gap   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Quick   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Spangler. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Spangler

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spangler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3007, Longitude: -81.2882     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spangler 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 Spangler 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 310.454 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.269 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.731 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 Spangler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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