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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Trilby 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 Trilby 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 Trilby once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Trilby 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Trilby to Charleston, with an average speed<3>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 4 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 210 miles [338 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,045 miles [9,728.5 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 6,761 miles [10,880.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,636 miles [7,460.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Trilby ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Trilby.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Florida

Pasco County

Our profile page for Trilby, Pasco County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the South

Kansas

Anderson County

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

Ohio

Lucas County

Our profile page for Trilby, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Northwest

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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 Trilby, 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 'straight-line' distance from Trilby. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Trilby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trilby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2467, Longitude: -80.9446     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trilby 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 Trilby 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 310.219 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.142 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.267 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 Trilby.