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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Underwood Estates 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 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,087 miles [9,796.1 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 6,796 miles [10,937.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,672 miles [7,518.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Underwood Estates ...

While the name Underwood Estates is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Underwood Estates, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Underwood Estates ...

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.

Brink (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Underwood Estates   [Map]
Crowfields   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Dickson   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Organ Cave   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Teaberry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Walnut Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Underwood Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8126, Longitude: -80.4242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Underwood Estates 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 Underwood Estates 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 309.946 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.617 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.524 degrees.

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