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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Archer Heights.

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

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

  • Wellsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Brooke County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Archer Heights to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving 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 5,981 miles [9,625.5 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 6,701 miles [10,784.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,576 miles [7,364.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Archer Heights ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Cook County

Our profile page for Archer Heights, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Archer Heights ...

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.

Arnold   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Archer Heights   [Map]
Chestnut Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Coketown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Deandale (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fishersville (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Georges Run (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Lincoln Heights (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Logrow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longview Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Louise   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mingo Junction (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Heights (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Pottery Addition (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rabbit Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Sunshine Park (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Archer Heights. 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.

Caitlin Clarke     (Born as Katherine Anne Clarke)
  Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 3, 1952 and died in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 9, 2004 at an age of 52. She was buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Pittsburgh [Map] is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the east of Archer Heights

Sewickley [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Archer Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<7>
Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Born as Charles Arthur Floyd)
  Crime figure. He was born in Adairsville (Georgia) on Wednesday February 3, 1904 and died in East Liverpool (Ohio) on Monday October 22, 1934 at an age of 30. He was buried at Akins Cemetery (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) [Map].

East Liverpool [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Archer Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd
Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Archer Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Archer Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter
William Holmes McGuffey
  Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Archer Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Archer Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3609, Longitude: -80.6001     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Archer Heights 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 Archer Heights 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 309.964 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.019 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.726 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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