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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Princeton [Map], which is the Seat of Mercer County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Springton to Princeton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,137 miles [9,876.5 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 6,847 miles [11,019.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,723 miles [7,600.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Springton ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Springton.

While the name Springton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ontario

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

Pennsylvania

Chester County

Our profile page for Springton, Chester County   [Map]
Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Northeast

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Springton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4559, Longitude: -81.2443     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springton 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 Springton 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 310.443 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.132 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.983 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 Springton.