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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Adolph, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Adolph and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Adolph:
    • 38.744552, -80.045629
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Adolph
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Adolph ...

We have found one communities that share the name Adolph.

Within West Virginia, the name Adolph is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Adolph in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Adolph is located in Saint Louis County and lies 830 miles [1,335.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Adolph that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adolph
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Adolph.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Adolph ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Blue Rock [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Rock
    • Blue Rock [Randolph County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Adolph
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Rock
  • Czar [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Czar
    • Czar [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Adolph
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Czar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Czar
  • Dailey [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dailey
    • Dailey [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Adolph
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dailey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dailey
  • Elkwater [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
    • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Adolph
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hemlock [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock
      • Hemlock [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Adolph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
    • Huff [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff
      • Huff [Randolph County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Adolph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lee Bell [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Bell
      • Lee Bell [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Adolph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Bell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Bell
    • Lonetree [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonetree
      • Lonetree [Randolph County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Adolph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonetree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mabie [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabie
      • Mabie [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Adolph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mabie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabie
    • Palace Valley [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palace Valley
      • Palace Valley [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Adolph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palace Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palace Valley
    • Queens [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens
      • Queens [Upshur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Adolph
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens
    • Spangler [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangler
      • Spangler [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Adolph
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spangler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangler

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 Adolph. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Adolph and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkins, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Adolph to Elkins, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 89 miles [143.2 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 162 miles [260.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,030 miles [9,704.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,742 miles [10,850.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,618 miles [7,432 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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- Adolph) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Adolph. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7446, Longitude: -80.0456       In this case, the coordinates for Adolph have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Adolph to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.69 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.465 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.049 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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