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Taplin, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Taplin to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 274 miles [441 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,151 miles [9,899.1 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 6,863 miles [11,044.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,739 miles [7,626.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Taplin ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Nez Perce County

Our profile page for Taplin, Nez Perce County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Taplin ...

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.

Argyle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Taplin   [Map]
Chambers   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Christian   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Claypool   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Crown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Don   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Huff Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Landville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mallory   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Man   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Mineral City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rum Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sarah Ann   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Superior Bottom   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taplin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7584, Longitude: -81.8957     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taplin 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 Taplin 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 310.83 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.619 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.164 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Taplin.