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White Pine, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From White Pine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Pine 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 Pine and extending to:

  • Grantsville [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from White Pine 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 214 miles [344.4 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 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,062 miles [9,755.8 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 6,777 miles [10,906.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,652 miles [7,486.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named White Pine ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name White Pine.

While the name White Pine is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Calhoun County

Our profile page for White Pine, Calhoun County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Calhoun County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for White Pine, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the South.


Ontonagon County

Our profile page for White Pine, Ontonagon County   [Map]

Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northwest.


Missoula County

Our profile page for White Pine, Missoula County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Missoula County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sanders County

Our profile page for White Pine, Sanders County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the West Northwest.


Lycoming County

Our profile page for White Pine, Lycoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the Northeast.


Hamblen County

Our profile page for White Pine, Hamblen County   [Map]

Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the South Southwest.


Franklin County

Our profile page for White Pine, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the South Southeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for White Pine, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the South Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near White Pine ...

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 Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of White Pine   [Map]

Five Forks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Grantsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hardman   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Henrietta   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Index (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Purdy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Tanner   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Pine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9468, Longitude: -81.0293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Pine 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 Pine 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 310.28 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.167 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.406 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 White Pine 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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