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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tate to Sutton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,072 miles [9,771.9 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 6,785 miles [10,919.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,660 miles [7,499.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tate ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Tate.

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Dallas County

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


Logan County

Our profile page for Tate, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the West Southwest


Pickens County

Our profile page for Tate, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the Southwest


Linn County

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

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Pawnee County

Our profile page for Tate, Pawnee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Union County

Our profile page for Tate, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,239 miles [1,994 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Tate, Rutherford County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 223 miles [358.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Our profile page for Tate   [Map]
Distance: About 1,454 miles [2,340 km] to the Northwest

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Carroll County

Our profile page for Tate, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Southwest

Wilson County

Our profile page for Tate, Wilson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tate ...

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.

Dingy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Tate   [Map]
Duck   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Floe   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Frame Knob (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Frametown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Groves   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Ira   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadville (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Middle Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Shadyside   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Strange Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Twistville (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 starts in Tate. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tate) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6159, Longitude: -80.9109     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tate 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 Tate 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 310.217 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.046 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.465 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Tate 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 Tate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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