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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Pineville [Map], which is the Seat of Wyoming County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Steeles to Pineville, 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 56 miles [90.1 km] to the North (N). 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 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 6,156 miles [9,907.1 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 6,867 miles [11,051.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,743 miles [7,633.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Steeles ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Steeles.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Missouri

Ripley County

Our profile page for Steeles, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West

Ontario

Our profile page for Steeles
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.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steeles. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5390, Longitude: -81.7754     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steeles 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 Steeles 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 310.76 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.507 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.181 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 Steeles.