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Eby, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Grafton [Map], which is the Seat of Taylor County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Eby to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 156 miles [251.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,999 miles [9,654.5 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 6,712 miles [10,801.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,588 miles [7,383.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Eby ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Eby.

While the name Eby is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Warrick County

Our profile page for Eby, Warrick County   [Map]

Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West.


Carter County

Our profile page for Eby, Carter County   [Map]

Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Eby ...

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.

Blueville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Eby   [Map]

Cecil   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cove Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Cove Run Station (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Fellowsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Independence   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Israel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Maple Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Sandy (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Scotch Hill   -   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 Eby. 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.

Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg

Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at an age of 88. He was buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Elkins [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Eby

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<7>

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)

Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Eby

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts

Andrew Wasil Seminick

Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Eby

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick

Frankie R. Yankovic

Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at an age of 83. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) [Map].

Davis [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Eby

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Eby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3190, Longitude: -79.8992     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Eby 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 Eby 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 309.58 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.425 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.785 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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