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Waneta, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Webster Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Webster County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Waneta to Webster Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 174 miles [280 km] to the East (E). 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 6,047 miles [9,731.7 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 6,758 miles [10,875.9 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 Waneta ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Waneta.

While the name Waneta is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

British Columbia

Our profile page for Waneta   [Map]
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the Northwest


Davis County

Our profile page for Waneta, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 655 miles [1,054.1 km] to the West Northwest


Jackson County

Our profile page for Waneta, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the West Southwest


Houston County

Our profile page for Waneta, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Waneta ...

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.

Bergoo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Waneta   [Map]
Brady Gate   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Cherry Falls   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Curtin   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Florence (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hacker Valley   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jerryville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jumbo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Mingo   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Pickens   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Ralph   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Silica   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Webster County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waneta. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5487, Longitude: -80.2431     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waneta 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 Waneta 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 309.816 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.579 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.201 degrees.

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