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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Stonewood to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,019 miles [9,686.6 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 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,608 miles [7,415.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stonewood ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Stonewood.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Stonewood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the South

Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Stonewood, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the Southwest

Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Stonewood, Gwinnett County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the South Southwest

Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Stonewood, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the East

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The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stonewood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stonewood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stonewood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2501, Longitude: -80.3054     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stonewood 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 Stonewood 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 309.829 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.699 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.986 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stonewood.