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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Tunnelton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Tunnelton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Tunnelton to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 149 miles [239.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,989 miles [9,638.4 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 6,703 miles [10,787.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,578 miles [7,367.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tunnelton ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Tunnelton.

While the name Tunnelton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Indiana

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Tunnelton, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West

Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Tunnelton, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tunnelton ...

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.

Camp Ground   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Tunnelton   [Map]
Chestnut Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fellowsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hardman   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Heathers Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Independence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Israel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kanetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kingwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Oriole (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Scotch Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Threefork Bridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Tunnelton. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Tunnelton

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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Tunnelton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
 
Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Tunnelton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tunnelton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tunnelton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunnelton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3928, Longitude: -79.7470     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunnelton 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 Tunnelton 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 309.484 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.327 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.692 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: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tunnelton.



 
 
 

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