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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Trout to Lewisburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 195 miles [313.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,080 miles [9,784.8 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 6,790 miles [10,927.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,666 miles [7,509.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Trout ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Trout.

While the name Trout is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Cassia County

Our profile page for Trout, Cassia County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,777 miles [2,859.8 km] to the West Northwest


Trimble County

Our profile page for Trout, Trimble County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the West


La Salle Parish

Our profile page for Trout, La Salle Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the West Southwest


Garrett County

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

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Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Trout, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Ashe County

Our profile page for Trout, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 128 miles [206 km] to the South Southwest

Mitchell County

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

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Jackson County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Trout ...

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.

Cornstalk   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Trout   [Map]
Duo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Falling Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Friars Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Golden   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Julia   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Leonard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Oscar   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spring Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunlight   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trout. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0168, Longitude: -80.4679     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trout 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 Trout 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 309.967 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.671 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.475 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 Trout 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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