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West Milford, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From West Milford 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 town such as West Milford to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in West Milford and extending to:

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from West Milford to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 181 miles [291.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 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 6,025 miles [9,696.3 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 6,739 miles [10,845.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,614 miles [7,425.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named West Milford ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia

New Jersey

Passaic County

Our profile page for West Milford, Passaic County   [Map]

Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Milford ...

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.

Chestnut Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of West Milford   [Map]

Goodhope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Homeland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Industrial   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jane Lew   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Liberty   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lightburn   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lost Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Nutter Fort   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Quiet Dell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Rider   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sheets Mills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

South Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Sun Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Wolf Summit   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Milford. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Milford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Milford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2044, Longitude: -80.4034     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Milford 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 West Milford 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 309.89 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.762 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.045 degrees.

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