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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Harrisville [Map], which is the Seat of Ritchie County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Toll Gate to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three 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 6,043 miles [9,725.3 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 6,758 miles [10,875.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,634 miles [7,457.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Toll Gate ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Toll Gate.

While the name Toll Gate is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Colorado

Fremont County

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

Indiana

Hendricks County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Toll Gate ...

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.

Admiral (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Toll Gate   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Duckworth   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Five Forks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Highland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Joy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Riddle (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stanley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toll Gate. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2726, Longitude: -80.9151     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Toll Gate 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 Toll Gate 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 310.20 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.124 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.246 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 Toll Gate 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Toll Gate.