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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Tyrone to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 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 159 miles [255.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 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 5,983 miles [9,628.7 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 6,698 miles [10,779.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,573 miles [7,359.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tyrone ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Tyrone.

While the name Tyrone is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,292 miles [3,688.6 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Las Animas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the West

Florida

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Pinellas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Pinellas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the Southwest

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Wilkes County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Indiana

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Hendricks County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hendricks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Iowa

Monroe County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Seward County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Seward County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Seward County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Anderson County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Evangeline Parish

Our profile page for Tyrone, Evangeline Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the East

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Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Kent County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Kent County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Livingston County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Livingston County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Livingston County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Texas County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Red Willow County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Red Willow County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Red Willow County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,648 miles [2,652.2 km] to the West

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New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Coshocton County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the West Northwest

Morrow County

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

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Beaver County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Beaver County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Texas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Tyrone   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Tyrone   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Dunn County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Dunn County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Green County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Green County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Green County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Tyrone. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tyrone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyrone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6395, Longitude: -79.8587     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tyrone 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 Tyrone 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 309.541 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.43 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.653 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<8>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 Tyrone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tyrone.