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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Glenville [Map], which is the Seat of Gilmer County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spurgeon to Glenville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 201 miles [323.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,045 miles [9,728.5 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 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,635 miles [7,459.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spurgeon ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Spurgeon.

While the name Spurgeon is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

California

Orange County

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

Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for Spurgeon, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 353 miles [568.1 km] to the West

Kansas

Grant County

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

Missouri

Newton County

Our profile page for Spurgeon, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Spurgeon, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Spurgeon, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spurgeon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1009, Longitude: -80.7804     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spurgeon 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 Spurgeon 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 310.123 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.011 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.245 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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<8>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 Spurgeon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Spurgeon.