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East View, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From East View 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 View 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 View and extending to:

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from East View 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 three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 177 miles [284.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,018 miles [9,685 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 6,732 miles [10,834.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,608 miles [7,415.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named East View ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name East View.

While the name East View is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Hillsborough County

Our profile page for East View, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the South.


Hardin County

Our profile page for East View, Hardin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Hardin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Macomb County

Our profile page for East View, Macomb County

This community is historic.<8>

Although located in Macomb County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for East View, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 74 miles [119.1 km] to the North Northwest.


Greene County

Our profile page for East View, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North.

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Greenville County

Our profile page for East View, Greenville County   [Map]

Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the South Southwest.


Bradley County

Our profile page for East View, Bradley County   [Map]

Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Southwest.

Meigs County

Our profile page for East View, Meigs County   [Map]

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the Southwest.


Gregg County

Our profile page for East View, Gregg County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Gregg County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near East View ...

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.

Chestnut Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of East View   [Map]

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

Glen Falls   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Gore   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Industrial   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Liberty   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Lodgeville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Nutter Fort   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Quiet Dell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Summit Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2693, Longitude: -80.3123     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for East View 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 View 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 309.833 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.705 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.982 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 East View 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 East View, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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