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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Grantsville [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Stinson to Grantsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 217 miles [349.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,077 miles [9,780 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 6,790 miles [10,927.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,666 miles [7,509.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stinson ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Stinson.

While the name Stinson is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Marion County

Our profile page for Stinson, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Southwest


Meriwether County

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


Carter County

Our profile page for Stinson, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the West Southwest


Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Stinson, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the Southwest

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Lawrence County

Our profile page for Stinson, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the West

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Our profile page for Stinson   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North

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Wythe County

Our profile page for Stinson, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South

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Outagamie County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stinson ...

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.

Chloe   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Stinson   [Map]
Dingy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Dink   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Euclid   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Floe   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lydia   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Mudfork   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Walnut   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stinson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6565, Longitude: -81.0746     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stinson 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 Stinson 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 310.316 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.164 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.522 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Stinson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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