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(Webster County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Webster Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Webster County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Weese to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 191 miles [307.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,063 miles [9,757.5 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 6,775 miles [10,903.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,650 miles [7,483.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weese ...

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Weese.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Weese ...

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.

Big Run   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Weese   [Map]
Boggs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cherry Falls   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Delphi   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Diana   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dyer   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Halo   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Skidmore Crossing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Waggy (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Webster County

About West Virginia

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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 that begins in Weese. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Weese) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weese. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4821, Longitude: -80.5559     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weese 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 Weese 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 310.007 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.786 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.357 degrees.

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