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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Virginia Manor to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,987 miles [9,635.1 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 6,702 miles [10,785.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,577 miles [7,366 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Virginia Manor ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Virginia Manor, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Virginia Manor ...

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.

Evans Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Virginia Manor   [Map]
Fieldcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Jerome Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maidsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Park Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Randall   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rosedale   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Star City   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Virginia Manor. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southeast of Virginia Manor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<7>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Virginia Manor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.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 'point-to-point' distance from Virginia Manor. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Virginia Manor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia Manor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6623, Longitude: -79.9665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Virginia Manor 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 Virginia Manor 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 309.606 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.507 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.692 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Virginia Manor.



 
 
 

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