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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Welch [Map], which is the Seat of McDowell County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Squire to Welch, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,162 miles [9,916.8 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 6,872 miles [11,059.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,748 miles [7,641.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Squire ...

While the name Squire is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ontario

Our profile page for Squire   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North

Curious and Interesting Names Near Squire ...

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.

Bishop   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Squire   [Map]
Cucumber   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Faraday   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hix (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Horsepen (VA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Horsepen Cove (VA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Jacobs Fork   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Johnstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Rift   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stony Ridge (VA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About McDowell County

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The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Squire. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2384, Longitude: -81.6098     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Squire 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 Squire 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 310.664 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.353 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.204 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Squire.