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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Philippi [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Werner to Philippi, 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 98 miles [157.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 159 miles [255.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,017 miles [9,683.4 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 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,605 miles [7,411 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Werner ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Werner.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Werner, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,230 miles [3,588.8 km] to the West Northwest

Minnesota

Beltrami County

Our profile page for Werner, Beltrami County   [Map]
Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the Northwest

North Dakota

Dunn County

Our profile page for Werner, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,262 miles [2,031 km] to the Northwest

Tennessee

Grundy County

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

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Washington

San Juan County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Werner ...

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.

Five Forks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Werner   [Map]
Gage   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jones   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Junior   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kingsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Liberty   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Roaring Creek Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Skidmore (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Stringtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Swamp Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Union   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Bend   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Weaver   -   5 miles [8 km] 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 Werner. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Werner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Werner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0179, Longitude: -80.0104     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Werner 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 Werner 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 309.659 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.47 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.939 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 Werner 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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<8>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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