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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Philippi [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Tygart Junction 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 163 miles [262.3 km] to the East (E). 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 6,016 miles [9,681.8 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 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,604 miles [7,409.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tygart Junction ...

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.

Boulder   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Tygart Junction   [Map]
Century Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elk City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Independence   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jones   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Longview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Liberty   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Murphy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Swamp Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Union   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Barbour County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 beginning in Tygart Junction. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tygart Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tygart Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0984, Longitude: -80.0751     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tygart Junction 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 Tygart Junction 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 309.695 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.523 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.939 degrees.

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