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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Baker 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 Baker 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 Baker Heights to:

  • Martinsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Berkeley County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Baker Heights to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 59 miles [95 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,912 miles [9,514.4 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 6,622 miles [10,657.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,498 miles [7,238.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Baker Heights ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Baker Heights.

While the name Baker Heights is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Dougherty County

Our profile page for Baker Heights, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Southwest


Weber County

Our profile page for Baker Heights, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the West Northwest


Skagit County

Our profile page for Baker Heights, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,256 miles [3,630.7 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Baker 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.

Egypt   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Baker Heights   [Map]
Files Crossroad   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grubbs Corner   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Heatherfield   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Irish Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Martinsburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pikeside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rose Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Swan Pond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tablers Station   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Baker 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.

John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Baker Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<7>
Jane Harrison
  Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at an age of 41.

Mercersburg [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Baker Heights

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Baker Heights. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Baker Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Baker Heights) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baker Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baker Heights

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baker Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4228, Longitude: -77.9256     [Map].

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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 Baker 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 308.385 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.083 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.891 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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