The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/
Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Spears. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spears) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spears. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1223, Longitude: -82.1157 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Spears have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).