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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Canaan 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 Canaan 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 Canaan Heights to:

  • Parsons [Map], which is the Seat of Tucker County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Canaan Heights to Parsons, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,989 miles [9,638.4 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 6,701 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 Canaan Heights ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Canaan Heights, Paulding County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Canaan 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.

Dryfork   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Canaan Heights   [Map]
Elk   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Henry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Jordan Run   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Laneville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Lead Mine   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lime Rock (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Mill Run (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Perlytown (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pierce   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Wyoming (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [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 Canaan 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Canaan Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Canaan Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0982, Longitude: -79.4306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Canaan 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 Canaan 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 309.306 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.08 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.659 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: findagrave.com.

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