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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Tripp to Wayne, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 302 miles [486 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,167 miles [9,924.8 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 6,882 miles [11,075.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,757 miles [7,655.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tripp ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Tripp.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Georgia

Gwinnett County

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

South Dakota

Hutchinson County

Our profile page for Tripp, Hutchinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the West Northwest

Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Tripp, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tripp ...

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.

Beauty (KY)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Tripp   [Map]
Castle (KY)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greyeagle   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Inez (KY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Job (KY)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Kermit   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Peach Orchard (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Stepptown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stonecoal   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tomahawk (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Upper Tug (KY)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tripp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9251, Longitude: -82.4796     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tripp 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 Tripp 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 311.182 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.046 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.362 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Tripp 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 Tripp.



 
 
 

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