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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the Southwest (SW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Twomile to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,111 miles [9,834.7 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 6,825 miles [10,983.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,701 miles [7,565.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Twomile ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Twomile.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Twomile, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,239 miles [3,603.3 km] to the West Northwest

Pennsylvania

McKean County

Our profile page for Twomile, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Twomile ...

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.

Airport Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Twomile   [Map]
Big Chimney   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Blackhawk   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elk   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Elk Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Elk Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Riverview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
South Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Twomile. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Twomile

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<7>

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About Kanawha County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.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 from Twomile. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Twomile) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twomile. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3670, Longitude: -81.6068     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twomile 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 Twomile 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 310.645 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.498 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.847 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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