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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Capehart to:

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Capehart to Point Pleasant, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,107 miles [9,828.3 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 6,823 miles [10,980.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,698 miles [7,560.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Capehart ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Capehart.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Indiana

Davies's County

Our profile page for Capehart, Davies's County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West

Nebraska

Sarpy County

Our profile page for Capehart, Sarpy County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the West Northwest

South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Capehart, Beaufort County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Beaufort County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Capehart ...

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.

Ash   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Capehart   [Map]
Buffalo   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Chestnut   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Danstown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Edgar (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Evans   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Extra   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Gunville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Hugo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Huntsville (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Indian Village   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leon   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Paradise   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Parchment Valley   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pliny   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Providence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Robertsburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tribble   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 Capehart. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Capehart

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Capehart. 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 'straight-line' distance starting in Capehart. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Capehart) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Capehart. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7131, Longitude: -81.8810     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Capehart 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 Capehart 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 310.806 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.731 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.854 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Capehart 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.

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<8>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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