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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Tallmans to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 250 miles [402.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,075 miles [9,776.8 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 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tallmans ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

New York

Rockland County

Our profile page for Tallmans, Rockland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Rockland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tallmans ...

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.

Corner (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Tallmans   [Map]
Hockingport (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ireland (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Larkmead   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Little Hocking (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
New England   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Porterfield (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Redbush (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Rockland (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Torch (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Walkers Crossing (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tallmans. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Tallmans. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tallmans) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tallmans. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2459, Longitude: -81.6857     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tallmans 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 Tallmans 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 310.673 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.659 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.595 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Tallmans could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tallmans.