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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Steiner once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Steiner to:

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Steiner to Elkins, with an average speed<3> 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 97 miles [156.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 154 miles [247.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,023 miles [9,693.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,734 miles [10,837.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,610 miles [7,419.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Steiner ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Steiner.

While the name Steiner is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Steiner, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Southwest

Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Steiner, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the Northwest

Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Steiner, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the West Southwest

Texas

Bosque County

Our profile page for Steiner, Bosque County
This community is historic.
Although located in Bosque County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Steiner ...

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.

Beverly   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Steiner   [Map]
Cheat Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Dailey   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Elk River Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Fisher (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Huff (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Jeff Scotts (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Lee Bell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lonetree (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mabie   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pumpkintown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Steiner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Steiner. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Steiner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steiner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7834, Longitude: -79.9098     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steiner have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Steiner to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.607 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.376 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.977 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Steiner.



 
 
 

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