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Stone House, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Stone House to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stone House 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 Stone House once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Stone House to:

  • Grafton [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Stone House to Charleston, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,005 miles [9,664.1 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 6,719 miles [10,813.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,594 miles [7,393.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Stone House ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Stone House.

While the name Stone House is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Nye County

Our profile page for Stone House, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the West

White Pine County

Our profile page for Stone House, White Pine County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,827 miles [2,940.3 km] to the West Northwest


Clarion County

Our profile page for Stone House, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stone House ...

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.

Blueville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Stone House   [Map]
Cecil   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Cove Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cove Run Station (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elliotsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fox Hall (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hopewell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Knottsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasant Creek (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Taylor County

About West Virginia

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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 Stone House, 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 'straight-line' distance starting from Stone House. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stone House) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stone House. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2765, Longitude: -80.0117     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stone House 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 Stone House 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 309.65 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.498 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.849 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stone House.