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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Berkeley Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Cherry Run to Berkeley Springs, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 73 miles [117.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,908 miles [9,508 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 6,619 miles [10,652.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,494 miles [7,232.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cherry Run ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Cherry Run.

While the name Cherry Run is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Pennsylvania

Centre County

Our profile page for Cherry Run, Centre County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North

Clarion County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Cherry Run, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Cherry Run, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cherry Run ...

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.

Big Pool (MD)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Cherry Run   [Map]
Ernstville (MD)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Four Locks (MD)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Green Spring Furnace (MD)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Greenspring Hill (MD)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Springs (MD)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mountain Vistas (MD)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Park Head (MD)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Runners Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Sleepy Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [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 Cherry Run. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Cherry Run

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<8>
 
James Buchanan
  15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at an age of 77. He was buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Cove Gap [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cherry Run

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan
 
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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Cherry Run

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherry Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6276, Longitude: -78.0339     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherry Run 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 Cherry Run 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 308.438 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.174 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.86 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 Cherry Run 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 Cherry Run.



 
 
 

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