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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Tina once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Tina to:

  • Hinton [Map], which is the Seat of Summers County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Tina to Hinton, with an average speed<3> 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 54 miles [86.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,105 miles [9,825 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,815 miles [10,967.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,691 miles [7,549.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Tina ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Tina.

While the name Tina is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Arkansas

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Tina, Cleburne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Cleburne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Knott County

Our profile page for Tina, Knott County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the West Southwest

Missouri

Carroll County

Our profile page for Tina, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the West Northwest

South Carolina

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Tina, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the South

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Tina, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Tina. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tina) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tina. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8354, Longitude: -80.8651     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Tina to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.209 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.92 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.702 degrees.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tina.