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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Glenville [Map], which is the Seat of Gilmer County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Tanner 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 over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 210 miles [338 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 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 6,057 miles [9,747.8 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 6,772 miles [10,898.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,647 miles [7,478.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tanner ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Tanner.

While the name Tanner is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Limestone County

Our profile page for Tanner, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Southwest


Hall County

Our profile page for Tanner, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the South Southwest

Washington County

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


Greene County

Our profile page for Tanner, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the West

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Larue County

Our profile page for Tanner, Larue County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Manistee County

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

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Scott County

Our profile page for Tanner, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the West Southwest

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McKinley County

Our profile page for Tanner, McKinley County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in McKinley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Weber County

Our profile page for Tanner, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the West Northwest

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King County

Our profile page for Tanner, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tanner ...

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.

Alice   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Tanner   [Map]
Big Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Burnt House   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Five Forks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Glenville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hardman   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Hazelgreen   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Henrietta   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Iris (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Racket   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tanner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9815, Longitude: -80.9496     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tanner 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 Tanner 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 310.23 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.115 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.359 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Tanner 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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<8>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 Tanner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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