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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Tabb 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 Tabb 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 Tabb once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Tabb to:

  • Martinsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Berkeley County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Tabb to Charleston, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 65 miles [104.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,910 miles [9,511.2 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 6,620 miles [10,653.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,496 miles [7,235.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Tabb ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


York County

Our profile page for Tabb, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the South Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tabb ...

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.

Falling Waters   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Tabb   [Map]
Falling Waters Ferry (MD)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Files Crossroad   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Georgetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Grubbs Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Hedgesville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Irish Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jones Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Little Georgetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Martinsburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pikeside   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Mills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Swan Pond   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tomahawk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [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 Tabb. 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.

Belle Boyd
  Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at an age of 56. She was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Martinsburg [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Tabb

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<8>
John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Tabb

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown
James Buchanan
  15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at an age of 77. He was buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Cove Gap [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Tabb

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan
Jane Harrison
  Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at an age of 41.

Mercersburg [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Tabb

Other Roadside Stops ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tabb. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5140, Longitude: -77.9678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tabb 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 Tabb 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 308.405 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.119 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.875 degrees.

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<8>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:

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