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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Upper Falls to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,122 miles [9,852.4 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 6,837 miles [11,003.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,712 miles [7,583.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Upper Falls ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Upper Falls, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the East Northeast

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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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Upper Falls. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Upper Falls) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Falls. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3429, Longitude: -81.8443     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Falls 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 Upper Falls 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 310.79 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.659 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.957 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Upper Falls.