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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Tyler to ...

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

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

  • Middlebourne [Map], which is the Seat of Tyler County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 86 miles [138.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Tyler 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 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,032 miles [9,707.6 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 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,623 miles [7,440 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tyler ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Tyler.

While the name Tyler is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Tyler, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Tyler, Cleburne County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the West Southwest

California

Madera County

Our profile page for Tyler, Madera County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,130 miles [3,427.9 km] to the West

Florida

Gilchrist County

Our profile page for Tyler, Gilchrist County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the South

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Kansas

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Tyler, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Fulton County

Our profile page for Tyler, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the West Southwest

McCracken County

Our profile page for Tyler, McCracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Tyler, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East

Somerset County

Our profile page for Tyler, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Minnesota

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Tyler, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Pearl River County

Our profile page for Tyler, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Tyler, Pemiscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the West Southwest

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New Hampshire

Merrimack County

Our profile page for Tyler, Merrimack County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Richland County

Our profile page for Tyler, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Tyler, Jefferson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Tyler, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 960 miles [1,545 km] to the West Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Tyler, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the Northeast

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Tyler, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Smith County

Our profile page for Tyler, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Tyler, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Tyler, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,913 miles [3,078.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Tyler ...

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.

Bearsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Tyler   [Map]
Big Moses   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Blue   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Centerville   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Link   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Pittsburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Locke   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Lonetree   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Meeker   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4331, Longitude: -80.8268     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tyler 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 Tyler 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 310.141 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.081 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.152 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tyler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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