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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Webster Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Webster County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Strouds to Webster Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,070 miles [9,768.7 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 6,781 miles [10,913 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,657 miles [7,494.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Strouds ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Strouds.

While the name Strouds is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Georgia

Monroe County

Our profile page for Strouds, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the South Southwest

Wyoming

Natrona County

Our profile page for Strouds, Natrona County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,372 miles [2,208 km] to the West Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strouds. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3879, Longitude: -80.6165     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Strouds 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 Strouds 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 310.046 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.816 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.415 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Strouds.