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Triune, West Virginia

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The location of Triune

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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 and extending 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


Williamson County

Our profile page for Triune, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Triune ...

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.

Booth   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Triune   [Map]

Edna   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Everettville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Flaggy Meadow   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Forksburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Graham Heights   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Gum Spring   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Harmony Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Hebron   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hog Eye   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hopewell   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Jordan   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Little Falls   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Lowsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Meadowdale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Montana   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Mount Harmony   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

National   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Price Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Richwood (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ridgedale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Threefork Bridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [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 Triune. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)

Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Triune

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<7>

Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Triune

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Triune. The point we use 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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<7>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:

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