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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Ripley [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Varner to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 250 miles [402.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 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 6,091 miles [9,802.5 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 6,807 miles [10,954.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,683 miles [7,536.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Varner ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Varner.

While the name Varner is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Arkansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Varner, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the West Southwest

Kansas

Kingman County

Our profile page for Varner, Kingman County   [Map]
Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the West

Missouri

Ripley County

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

Nebraska

Lincoln County

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

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Varner ...

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.

Drift Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Varner   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hemlock   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Independence   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Jones Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadowdale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mentor (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Murray   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
New Era   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Ravenswood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ravenswood Ferry (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sandyville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Varner. 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 Varner. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Varner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Varner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9073, Longitude: -81.7040     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Varner 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 Varner 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 310.693 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.632 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.714 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 Varner 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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