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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stotesbury to Beckley, with an average speed<2> 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 49 miles [78.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 245 miles [394.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,129 miles [9,863.7 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 6,840 miles [11,007.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,715 miles [7,588.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stotesbury ...

While the name Stotesbury is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Missouri

Vernon County

Our profile page for Stotesbury, Vernon County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stotesbury ...

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.

Affinity   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Stotesbury   [Map]
Big Stick   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Coal City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Crab Orchard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen White   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Glen White Junction (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Helen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hoohoo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Jenny Gap (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jonben   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Josephine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lego   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lester   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Lillybrook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maple Meadow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mead   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Princewick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Slab Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Stonecoal Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Winding Gulf   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Woodpeck   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Stotesbury. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Stotesbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stotesbury. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6818, Longitude: -81.2887     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stotesbury 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 Stotesbury 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 310.466 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.191 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.93 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stotesbury.