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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Spring Dale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Spring Dale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Dale to Fayetteville, 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 most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 215 miles [346 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,100 miles [9,817 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 6,810 miles [10,959.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,686 miles [7,541.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Dale ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Spring Dale.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Spring Dale, Shelby County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Dale, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Spring Dale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Dale) 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 Spring Dale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring Dale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Dale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8806, Longitude: -80.8083     [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 Spring Dale 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 310.174 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.887 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.664 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spring Dale.