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Vadis, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Vadis to ...

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

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

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Vadis to Weston, 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 69 miles [111 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 197 miles [317 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 6,044 miles [9,726.9 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 6,759 miles [10,877.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,634 miles [7,457.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vadis ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Vadis.

While the name Vadis is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Belmont County

Our profile page for Vadis, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 61 miles [98.2 km] to the North


Washington County

Our profile page for Vadis, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,181 miles [3,510 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vadis ...

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.

Alice   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Vadis   [Map]
Churchville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Coldwater   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Fink   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Glenville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pricetown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Sand Fork   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Stouts Mills   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Vadis. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vadis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vadis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0423, Longitude: -80.7023     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vadis 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 Vadis 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 310.078 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.951 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.231 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vadis.