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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 Arcola, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arcola 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 Arcola:
    • 38.466774, -80.519254
    • 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 Arcola
  • 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 Arcola ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Arcola.

Within West Virginia, the name Arcola is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, twenty are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Hale County
      • This Arcola is located in Hale County and lies 576 miles [927 km]<1> to the southwest of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hale County community of Arcola.
    • Georgia
      • Bulloch County
      • This Arcola is located in Bulloch County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<1> to the south of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bulloch County community of Arcola.
    • Illinois
      • Douglas County
      • This Arcola is located in Douglas County and lies 425 miles [684 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Arcola.
    • Indiana
      • Allen County
      • This Arcola is located in Allen County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Arcola.
    • Kansas
      • Cowley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Arcola [Cowley County].
      • Ellsworth County
      • This Arcola is located in Ellsworth County and lies 938 miles [1,509.6 km]<1> to the west of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellsworth County community of Arcola.
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Arcola [Jefferson County].
      • Scott County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Arcola [Scott County].
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Arcola [Sumner County].
    • Louisiana
      • Tangipahoa Parish
      • This Arcola is located in Tangipahoa Parish and lies 776 miles [1,248.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tangipahoa Parish community of Arcola.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Arcola is located in Montgomery County and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Arcola.
    • Minnesota
      • Washington County
      • This Arcola is located in Washington County and lies 778 miles [1,252.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Arcola.
    • Mississippi
      • Washington County
      • This Arcola is located in Washington County and lies 681 miles [1,096 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Arcola.
    • Missouri
      • Dade County
      • This Arcola is located in Dade County and lies 728 miles [1,171.6 km]<1> to the west of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dade County community of Arcola.
    • New Jersey
      • Bergen County
      • This Arcola is located in Bergen County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bergen County community of Arcola.
    • North Carolina
      • Warren County
      • This Arcola is located in Warren County and lies 204 miles [328.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Arcola.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery County
      • This Arcola is located in Montgomery County and lies 294 miles [473.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Arcola.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Arcola lies 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Texas
      • Fort Bend County
      • This Arcola is located in Fort Bend County and lies 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fort Bend County community of Arcola.
    • Virginia
      • Loudoun County
      • This Arcola is located in Loudoun County and lies 164 miles [263.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of Arcola.
    • Wyoming
      • Laramie County
      • This Arcola is located in Laramie County and lies 1,279 miles [2,058.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Arcola that is located in Webster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laramie County community of Arcola.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arcola ...

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.

  • Big Run [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
    • Big Run [Webster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Arcola
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
  • Boggs [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggs
    • Boggs [Webster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Arcola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boggs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggs
  • Cherry Falls [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Falls
    • Cherry Falls [Webster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Falls
  • Curtin [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtin
    • Curtin [Webster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtin
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Delphi [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delphi
      • Delphi [Nicholas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delphi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delphi
    • Diana [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diana
      • Diana [Webster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diana
    • Dyer [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyer
      • Dyer [Webster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halo
    • Jumbo [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumbo
      • Jumbo [Webster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jumbo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumbo
    • Ralph [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ralph
      • Ralph [Webster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ralph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ralph
    • Skidmore Crossing [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skidmore Crossing
      • Skidmore Crossing [Webster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skidmore Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidmore Crossing
    • Waggy [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waggy
      • Waggy [Nicholas County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Arcola
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waggy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Webster Springs, which is the Seat of Webster County and lies just to the East.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Arcola to Charleston, with an average speed<4> 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 about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 190 miles [305.8 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 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,062 miles [9,755.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,774 miles [10,901.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,649 miles [7,481.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Webster County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arcola. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arcola) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arcola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4668, Longitude: -80.5193       In this case, the coordinates for Arcola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Arcola 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.
<3>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.
<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 Arcola 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 309.985 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.759 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.347 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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