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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • New Cumberland [Map], which is the Seat of Hancock County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 153 miles [246.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Chestnut Hill to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,977 miles [9,619 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 6,696 miles [10,776.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,572 miles [7,357.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chestnut Hill ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Chestnut Hill.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Chestnut Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 37 communities in the United States - with 38 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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 AlabamaKentuckyNew YorkVirginia
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 GeorgiaMassachusettsPennsylvania 
 IndianaNew JerseyTennessee 

Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the Southwest

Connecticut

New London County

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

Tolland County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Tolland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Tolland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Carroll County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the South Southwest

Cobb County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the South Southwest

Jackson County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Jackson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Jackson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the West Southwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West

Porter County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Porter County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Porter County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Letcher County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Letcher County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Southeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East Southeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the East Southeast

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Wicomico County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Essex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Essex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Onondaga County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Onondaga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the South

Henderson County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East

Erie County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the North

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Lancaster County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the East

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East

Northampton County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East

York County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Benton County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the Southwest

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the South Southwest

Sumner County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the Southwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the Southeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the East Southeast

James City County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Southeast

King George County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, King George County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the Southeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hill, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chestnut Hill ...

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.

Blackhorse (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Chestnut Hill   [Map]
Coketown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eldersville (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fishersville (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Florence (PA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Kings Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lincoln Heights (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Logrow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Longview Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Paris (PA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Heights (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pottery Addition (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Shady Glen (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Chestnut Hill. 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.

Charley Arthur Pretty Boy Floyd     (Born as Charles Arthur Floyd)
  Crime figure. He was born in Adairsville (Georgia) on Wednesday February 3, 1904 and died in East Liverpool (Ohio) on Monday October 22, 1934 at an age of 30. He was buried at Akins Cemetery (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) [Map].

East Liverpool [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Chestnut Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Arthur Pretty Boy Floyd<9>
 
Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Chestnut Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable

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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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Chestnut Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chestnut Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chestnut Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4145, Longitude: -80.5503     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chestnut Hill 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 Chestnut Hill 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 309.93 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.99 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.684 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Chestnut Hill 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Chestnut Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 Chestnut Hill.