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White Chapel, West Virginia

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The location of White Chapel

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from White Chapel to Charleston, 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 249 miles [400.7 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,107 miles [9,828.3 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 6,822 miles [10,978.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,697 miles [7,559.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named White Chapel ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Shelby County

Our profile page for White Chapel, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near White Chapel ...

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.

Advent   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of White Chapel   [Map]

Elk Forest   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Elk Hills   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Goldtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Island Branch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Legg   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Liberty   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Loop   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Mink (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mount Tell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Rocky Fork   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Romance   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Winter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 White Chapel. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)

Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of White Chapel

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Chapel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5034, Longitude: -81.6460     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Chapel 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 White Chapel 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 310.667 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.542 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.82 degrees.

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<7>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:

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