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Spring Run, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Spring Run 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 Spring Run 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 Run to:

  • Saint Marys [Map], which is the Seat of Pleasants County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 78 miles [125.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Spring Run 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 224 miles [360.5 km] to the East (E). 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 6,046 miles [9,730.1 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 6,763 miles [10,884 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,638 miles [7,464.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Run ...

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

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Franklin County

Our profile page for Spring Run, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Northeast


Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Run, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Run ...

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.

Archers Fork (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Spring Run   [Map]
Beavertown (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Bens Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Crisp (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Federal (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grape Island   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Long Reach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Murphy (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Point Lookout   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Raven Rock   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Sugar Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Union Mills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Pleasants County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4326, Longitude: -81.1673     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Run 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 Spring Run 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 310.349 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.318 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.303 degrees.

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