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Spangler, West Virginia
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Introduction ...

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

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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:

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spangler to Elkins, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,035 miles [9,712.4 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 6,746 miles [10,856.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,622 miles [7,438.4 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 2,058 miles [3,312 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 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northeast


Salem City

Our profile page for Spangler, Salem City   [Map]
Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South

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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.

Blue Rock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Spangler   [Map]
Brady Gate   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Burner   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Durbin   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Elkwater   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Florence (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Huff (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Lee Bell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mace   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Mingo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Olive   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Pickens   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Spruce   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Valley Head   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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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 Spangler. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 38.6062, Longitude: -80.0237     [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 309.682 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.435 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.087 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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