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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 Archer Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Archer Heights 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 Archer Heights:
    • 40.360902, -80.600073
    • 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 Archer Heights
  • 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 Archer Heights ...

We have found one communities that share the name Archer Heights.

Within West Virginia, the name Archer Heights is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Archer Heights is located in Cook County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Archer Heights that is located in Brooke County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Archer Heights.

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

  • Coketown [Brooke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coketown
    • Coketown [Brooke County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Archer Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coketown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coketown
  • Deandale [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deandale
    • Deandale [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Archer Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deandale
  • Fishersville [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishersville
    • Fishersville [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Archer Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishersville
  • Lincoln Heights [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
    • Lincoln Heights [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Archer Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
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    • Logrow [Brooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logrow
      • Logrow [Brooke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Archer Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logrow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logrow
    • Longview Heights [Brooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview Heights
      • Longview Heights [Brooke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Archer Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview Heights
    • Lower Ferry [Brooke County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Ferry
      • Lower Ferry [Brooke County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Archer Heights
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lower Ferry. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Middle Ferry [Brooke County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Ferry
      • Middle Ferry [Brooke County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Archer Heights
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Middle Ferry. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Mingo Junction [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingo Junction
      • Mingo Junction [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Archer Heights
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingo Junction
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mingo Junction<4>
    • Pleasant Heights [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Heights
      • Pleasant Heights [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Archer Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Heights
    • Pottery Addition [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottery Addition
      • Pottery Addition [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Archer Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pottery Addition have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottery Addition
    • Sunshine Park [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Park
      • Sunshine Park [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Archer Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Park

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.

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    • Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett     (Major League Baseball)
    • Caitlin Clarke     (Actress, instructor)
      • Born: Katherine Anne Clarke
      • Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (PA) on May 3, 1952 (a Saturday) and died in Sewickley (PA) on September 9, 2004 (a Thursday) at the age of 52. She is buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Pittsburgh is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the east of Archer Heights.
      • Sewickley is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Archer Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<5>
    • William Russell 'Russ' Craft     (Professional football)
    • Henrietta Crosman     (Actress)
    • William Lawrence DeVenzio     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Coraopolis (PA) on August 2, 1924 (a Saturday) and died on January 1, 1969 (a Wednesday) at the age of 44. He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Coraopolis is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Archer Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Lawrence DeVenzio<5>
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Thomas A. Franckhauser     (Professional football)
    • Gene 'Augie' Freese     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (WV) on January 8, 1934 (a Monday) and died in Metairie (LA) on June 18, 2013 (a Tueday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Wheeling is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Archer Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene 'Augie' Freese<5>
    • Clark Gable     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Full name: William Clark Gable
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (OH) on February 1, 1901 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on November 16, 1960 (a Wednesday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Cadiz is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Archer Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<5>
    • Rob Garrison     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wheeling (WV) on January 23, 1960 (a Saturday) and died in Wheeling (WV) on September 27, 2019 (a Friday) at the age of 59. The body was cremated.
      • Wheeling is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Archer Heights.
      • Wheeling is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Archer Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rob Garrison<5>
    • Alex John Groza     (Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist)
    • Dane Tyrez Jackson     (National Football League (NFL))
      • National Football League (NFL). He was born in Coraopolis (PA) on November 29, 1996 (a Friday)
      • Coraopolis is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Archer Heights.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wellsburg, which is the Seat of Brooke County and lies just to the South.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 149 miles [239.8 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Archer Heights to Charleston, with an average speed<6>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) 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,981 miles [9,625.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,701 miles [10,784.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,576 miles [7,364.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Brooke County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Archer Heights. 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 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3609, Longitude: -80.6001       In this case, the coordinates for Archer Heights 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.964 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.019 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.726 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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