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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Vance to ...

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

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

  • Romney [Map], which is the Seat of Hampshire County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Vance to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 97 miles [156.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,948 miles [9,572.4 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 6,659 miles [10,716.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,535 miles [7,298.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vance ...

We have found 19 communities that share the name Vance.

While the name Vance is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 19 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Vance, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Jackson County

Our profile page for Vance, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the West Southwest

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Vance, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,194 miles [3,530.9 km] to the West

Kansas

Linn County

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

Wyandotte County

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

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Kentucky

Henry County

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

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Mississippi

Newton County

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

Quitman County

Our profile page for Vance, Quitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Webster County

Our profile page for Vance, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Morrill County

Our profile page for Vance, Morrill County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Iredell County

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

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Vance, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Vance, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Vance, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Vance, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Edwards County

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

Real County

Our profile page for Vance, Real County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,372 miles [2,208 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Vance, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the South Southwest

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Vance, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,209 miles [3,555 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Vance ...

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.

Frenchburg   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Vance   [Map]
Grace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Headsville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Mechanicsburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Raven Rocks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ridgedale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Shanks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Three Churches   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vance. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3782, Longitude: -78.7386     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vance 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 Vance 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 308.875 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.633 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.259 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Vance could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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