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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Charlton Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Charlton 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 Charlton Heights to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Charlton Heights to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 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 6,819 miles [10,974.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,695 miles [7,555.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Charlton Heights ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Maryland

Prince George's County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Charlton 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.

Alloy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of Charlton Heights   [Map]
Boomer   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Carbondale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chimney Corner   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Cotton Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Crescent   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Deep Water   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Eagle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Falls View   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Glen Ferris   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longacre   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Page   -   5 miles [8 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 Charlton 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.

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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Charlton Heights

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Charlton Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1237, Longitude: -81.2340     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Charlton 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 Charlton 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 310.425 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.21 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.765 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Charlton Heights 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Charlton Heights.