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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Huntington [Map], which is the Seat of Cabell County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the East (E). If you could walk a straight line from Whitaker Terrace to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 293 miles [471.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 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 6,861 miles [11,041.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,736 miles [7,621.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitaker Terrace ...

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.

Buffalo Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Whitaker Terrace   [Map]
Chancellor Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Crescent Lake (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Garden Farms   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Glenroy (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Harveytown   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Lincoln Park (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lockdale (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadow Haven   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Park Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Rockwood (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Spring Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Park (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Willowvale (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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The official website for Cabell County: www.cabellcounty.org/

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' distance that stretches from Whitaker Terrace. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Whitaker Terrace) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitaker Terrace. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3995, Longitude: -82.4513     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitaker Terrace 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 Whitaker Terrace 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 311.16 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.09 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.203 degrees.

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