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The location of East Beckley









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for East Beckley.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From East Beckley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as East Beckley to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in East Beckley and extending to:

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from East Beckley to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 237 miles [381.4 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 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,120 miles [9,849.2 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 6,831 miles [10,993.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,707 miles [7,575.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near East Beckley ...

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.

Affinity   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of East Beckley   [Map]

Beaver   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Blue Jay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cedar   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Clifftop   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Crab Orchard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cranberry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Daniels   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Dry Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Harper Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Johnstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Prosperity   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Spangler Factory (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stonewall (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 East Beckley. 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of East Beckley

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 East Beckley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Beckley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7693, Longitude: -81.1720     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East Beckley 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 East Beckley 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 310.394 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.122 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.853 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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