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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Triadelphia to ...

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

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

  • Wheeling [Map], which is the Seat of Ohio County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Triadelphia to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 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 5,996 miles [9,649.6 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 6,714 miles [10,805.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,590 miles [7,386.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Triadelphia ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Triadelphia.

While the name Triadelphia is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Maryland

Howard County

Our profile page for Triadelphia, Howard County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Southeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Triadelphia, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Southeast

Ohio

Morgan County

Our profile page for Triadelphia, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 75 miles [120.7 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Triadelphia ...

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.

Cedar Rocks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Triadelphia   [Map]
Echo Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Eden   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Golden   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greggsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mozart   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mozart Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twilight   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Valley Camp   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Vineyard Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 Triadelphia. 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.

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Triadelphia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<8>
 
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Triadelphia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter
 
William Holmes McGuffey
  Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Triadelphia

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Triadelphia. 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 'straight-line' distance from Triadelphia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Triadelphia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Triadelphia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Triadelphia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Triadelphia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0424, Longitude: -80.6151     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Triadelphia 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 Triadelphia 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 309.987 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.997 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.846 degrees.

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<7>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 Triadelphia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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