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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 Allingdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Allingdale and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Allingdale:
    • 38.357332, -80.611479
    • 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 Allingdale
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allingdale ...

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.

  • Beaver [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Nicholas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Allingdale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
  • Boggs [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggs
    • Boggs [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Allingdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boggs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggs
  • Craigsville [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
    • Craigsville [Nicholas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Allingdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigsville<3>
  • Curtin [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtin
    • Curtin [Nicholas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Allingdale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtin
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    • Delphi [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphi
      • Delphi [Nicholas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Allingdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delphi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delphi
    • Donald [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donald
      • Donald [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Allingdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donald
    • Dyer [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyer
      • Dyer [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Allingdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyer
    • Halo [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halo
      • Halo [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Allingdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halo
    • Marybill [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marybill
      • Marybill [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Allingdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marybill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marybill
    • Opal [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Allingdale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal

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

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

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    • Summersville, which is the Seat of Nicholas County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Allingdale to Summersville, 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 four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 196 miles [315.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,071 miles [9,770.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,782 miles [10,914.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,658 miles [7,496.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Allingdale. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allingdale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allingdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3573, Longitude: -80.6115       In this case, the coordinates for Allingdale 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Allingdale 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 310.044 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.809 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.423 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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