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Tara Estates, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Tara Estates to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Tara Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Summersville [Map], which is the Seat of Nicholas County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Tara Estates 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 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,083 miles [9,789.6 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 6,795 miles [10,935.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,670 miles [7,515.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tara Estates ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Tara Estates.

While the name Tara Estates is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Lafayette County

Our profile page for Tara Estates, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the West Southwest


Gallia County

Our profile page for Tara Estates, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the West Northwest


Blount County

Our profile page for Tara Estates, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southwest

Coffee County

Our profile page for Tara Estates, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the West Southwest

Putnam County

Our profile page for Tara Estates, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Tara Estates, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,653 miles [2,660.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tara Estates ...

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.

Burl   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Tara Estates   [Map]
Canvas   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Deepwell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Donald   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Fowler Knob   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Hookersville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Marybill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Opal   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Poe   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Sparks (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Summersville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [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 that begins in Tara Estates. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tara Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tara Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2932, Longitude: -80.8359     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tara Estates 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 Tara Estates 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 310.181 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.956 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.54 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tara Estates.