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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Spencer [Map], which is the Seat of Roane County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Triplett to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,078 miles [9,781.6 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 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Triplett ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Triplett.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Triplett. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Wilkes County

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


Rowan County

Our profile page for Triplett, Rowan County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the West Southwest


Chariton County

Our profile page for Triplett, Chariton County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the West

North Carolina

Watauga County

Our profile page for Triplett, Watauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the South

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Triplett ...

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.

Adam   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Triplett   [Map]
Beaverdam   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Evelyn (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Grace   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Green Acres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leaning Oak   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leatherbark   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Nancy Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Otto   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pink   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quiet Vale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Reedyville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Triplett. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8395, Longitude: -81.2982     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Triplett 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 Triplett 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 310.447 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.341 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.559 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 Triplett 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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