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Chestnut Hills, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Chestnut Hills 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 Chestnut Hills 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 Hills to:

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Chestnut Hills to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 179 miles [288.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,020 miles [9,688.3 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 6,734 miles [10,837.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,609 miles [7,417.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chestnut Hills ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Chestnut Hills.

While the name Chestnut Hills is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hills, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hills, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the East

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hills, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hills, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the South Southeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hills, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the South Southeast

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

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South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hills, Greenville County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Roane County

Our profile page for Chestnut Hills, Roane County   [Map]
Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the Southwest

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Roanoke City

Our profile page for Chestnut Hills, Roanoke City   [Map]
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the South

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Chestnut Hills ...

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.

Erie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Chestnut Hills   [Map]
Glen Falls   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gore   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Industrial   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Katy Lick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Liberty   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Lodgeville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Nutter Fort   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Quiet Dell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Summit Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Wolf Summit   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Chestnut Hills. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chestnut Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chestnut Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2706, Longitude: -80.3518     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chestnut Hills 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 Hills 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 309.856 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.733 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.999 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 Chestnut Hills 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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