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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Pineville [Map], which is the Seat of Wyoming County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Tralee to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 254 miles [408.8 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 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 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 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,725 miles [7,604.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tralee ...

While the name Tralee is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ontario

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Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the North

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tralee ...

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.

Amigo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Tralee   [Map]
Basin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Blackeagle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Bud   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Helen   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Itmann   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Joe Branch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Newfound   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stonecoal Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Tralee. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Tralee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Tralee

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tralee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tralee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5573, Longitude: -81.4007     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tralee 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 Tralee 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 310.535 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.252 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.017 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tralee.



 
 
 

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