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Chestnut Knob, West Virginia
(Fayette County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Chestnut Knob 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 Knob 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 Knob to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Chestnut Knob to Fayetteville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 223 miles [358.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four 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 6,105 miles [9,825 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 6,816 miles [10,969.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,692 miles [7,551 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chestnut Knob ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Chestnut Knob.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Chestnut Knob. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 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

Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Chestnut Knob, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chestnut Knob ...

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.

Alaska (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Chestnut Knob   [Map]
Export (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Fire Creek (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Greenwood (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hemlock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Kathryn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Layland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Layland Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Maplewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Ash (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Chestnut Knob. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Chestnut Knob

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chestnut Knob. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9240, Longitude: -80.9751     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chestnut Knob 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 Knob 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 310.273 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.007 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.72 degrees.

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<7>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 Knob.



 
 
 

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