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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 Arden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arden 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 Arden:
    • 39.210375, -79.993134
    • 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 Arden
  • 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 Arden ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Arden.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Arden.

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 two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Berkeley County
      • This Arden is located in Berkeley County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the east of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Arden.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Little River County
      • This Arden is located in Little River County and lies 879 miles [1,414.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Little River County community of Arden.
    • California
      • Sacramento County
      • This Arden is located in Sacramento County and lies 2,205 miles [3,548.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sacramento County community of Arden.
    • Colorado
      • Kiowa 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 Colorado community of Arden [Kiowa County].
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Arden is located in New Castle County and lies 243 miles [391.1 km]<1> to the east of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Arden.
    • Georgia
      • Bryan 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 Georgia community of Arden [Bryan County].
    • Illinois
      • Pike 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 Illinois community of Arden [Pike County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Arden lies 1,209 miles [1,945.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
    • Maryland
      • Somerset 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 Maryland community of Arden [Somerset County].
    • Michigan
      • Berrien County
      • This Arden is located in Berrien County and lies 386 miles [621.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berrien County community of Arden.
    • Missouri
      • Douglas County
      • This Arden is located in Douglas County and lies 712 miles [1,145.9 km]<1> to the west of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Arden.
    • Nebraska
      • Boone County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Boone County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Arden.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Arden is located in Clark County and lies 1,927 miles [3,101.2 km]<1> to the west of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Arden.
    • New York
      • Orange County
      • This Arden is located in Orange County and lies 339 miles [545.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Arden.
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Arden is located in Buncombe County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Arden.
    • Ontario
      • This Arden lies 412 miles [663 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington County
      • This Arden is located in Washington County and lies 70 miles [112.7 km]<1> to the north of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Arden.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville 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 South Carolina community of Arden [Greenville County].
      • Richland 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 South Carolina community of Arden [Richland County].
    • Tennessee
      • Monroe County
      • This Arden is located in Monroe County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Arden.
    • Texas
      • Irion County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Arden [Irion County].
    • Washington
      • Stevens County
      • This Arden is located in Stevens County and lies 1,968 miles [3,167.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Arden that is located in Barbour County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stevens County community of Arden.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arden ...

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.

  • Cecil [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecil
    • Cecil [Taylor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Arden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecil have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecil
  • Cove Run [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Run
    • Cove Run [Barbour County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Arden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Run
  • Cove Run Station [Barbour County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Run Station
    • Cove Run Station [Barbour County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Arden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove Run Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fox Hall [Barbour County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hall
    • Fox Hall [Barbour County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Arden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hopewell [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Barbour County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Arden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Moatsville [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moatsville
      • Moatsville [Barbour County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Arden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moatsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moatsville<5>
    • Pleasant Creek [Barbour County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Creek
      • Pleasant Creek [Barbour County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Arden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sandy [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy
      • Sandy [Taylor County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Arden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stone House [Taylor County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone House
      • Stone House [Taylor County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Arden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone House have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Arden. 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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    • Harvey Bailey     (Crime figure)
      • Full name: John Harvey Bailey
      • Crime figure. He was born in Jane Lew (WV) on August 23, 1887 (a Tueday) and died in Joplin (MO) on March 1, 1979 (a Thursday) at the age of 91.
      • Jane Lew is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Arden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harvey Bailey<6>
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (WV) on May 16, 1928 (a Wednesday) and died in Montgomery (AL) on September 20, 2020 (a Sunday) at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Arden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<6>
    • Anna Marie Jarvis     (Founder of Mother's Day, social activist)
      • Founder of Mother's Day, social activist. She was born in Webster (WV) on May 1, 1864 (a Sunday) and died in West Chester (PA) on November 24, 1948 (a Wednesday) at the age of 84. She is buried at Bluemont Cemetery (Taylor County, West Virginia).
      • Webster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Arden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anna Marie Jarvis<6>
    • Don Knotts     (Actor, comedian)
      • Full name: Jesse Donald Knotts
      • Actor, comedian. He was born in Morgantown (WV) on July 21, 1924 (a Monday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on February 24, 2006 (a Friday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Arden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<6>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (WV) on September 12, 1920 (a Sunday) and died in Melbourne (FL) on February 22, 2004 (a Sunday) at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Arden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<6>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)

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

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

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    • Philippi, which is the Seat of Barbour County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Arden to Charleston, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 159 miles [255.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,007 miles [9,667.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,721 miles [10,816.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,596 miles [7,396.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arden. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arden) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2104, Longitude: -79.9931       In this case, the coordinates for Arden 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 Arden 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Arden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Arden to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.641 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.479 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.864 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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