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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Chimney Corner.

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How Far From Chimney Corner 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 Chimney Corner to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Chimney Corner 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 228 miles [366.9 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 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,103 miles [9,821.8 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 6,815 miles [10,967.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,690 miles [7,547.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Chimney Corner ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Chimney Corner.

While the name Chimney Corner is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Chimney Corner   [Map]
Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the Northeast


Chittenden County

Our profile page for Chimney Corner, Chittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the Northeast


Chesterfield County

Our profile page for Chimney Corner, Chesterfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East Southeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chimney Corner ...

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   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Chimney Corner   [Map]
Carver (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cotton Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Deep Water   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Falls View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Glen Ferris   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hawks Nest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopewell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Jodie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Lucas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marvel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Michigan (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mountain Cove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunnyside (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Swiss   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Chimney Corner. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Chimney Corner

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chimney Corner. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chimney Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1390, Longitude: -81.1470     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Chimney Corner 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 Chimney Corner 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 310.372 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.152 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.723 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:

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