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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Triune to Morgantown, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,994 miles [9,646.4 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 6,709 miles [10,797.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,584 miles [7,377.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Triune ...

While the name Triune is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Tennessee

Williamson County

Our profile page for Triune, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Triune. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4965, Longitude: -79.9751     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Triune 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 Triune 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 309.618 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.496 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.755 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Triune.