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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Turnertown to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East (E). 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 6,033 miles [9,709.2 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 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,622 miles [7,438.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turnertown ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Turnertown.

While the name Turnertown is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Butler County

Our profile page for Turnertown, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the West Southwest

Simpson County

Our profile page for Turnertown, Simpson County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the West Southwest


Our profile page for Turnertown   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the Northeast


Rusk County

Our profile page for Turnertown, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Turnertown ...

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.

Butchersville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Turnertown   [Map]
Deanville   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Fisher Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Homeland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jane Lew   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lightburn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pricetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
South Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley Chapel   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turnertown. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0745, Longitude: -80.4651     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turnertown 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 Turnertown 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 309.933 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.79 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.116 degrees.

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