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Echo Point, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wheeling [Map], which is the Seat of Ohio County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Echo Point to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 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 210 miles [338 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,997 miles [9,651.2 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 6,715 miles [10,806.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,591 miles [7,388.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Echo Point ...

While the name Echo Point is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Guernsey County

Our profile page for Echo Point, Guernsey County   [Map]

Distance: About 39 miles [62.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Echo Point ...

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.

Betty Zane   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Echo Point   [Map]

Cedar Rocks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

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

Elm Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Florence (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Glenns Run (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Greggsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Martins Ferry (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Mozart Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Riverview (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Terminal Junction (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Valley Camp   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Vineyard Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Warwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Willow Springs (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Echo Point. 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.

Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday December 4, 1868 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Wednesday May 27, 1953 at an age of 84.

Wheeling [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Echo Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett<7>

Henrietta Crosman

Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at an age of 83. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Wheeling [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Echo Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Echo Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable

Gary Michael Jeter

Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Echo Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter

William Holmes McGuffey

Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Echo Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

Joe Muranyi

Musician. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Saturday January 14, 1928 and died in New York (New York) on Friday April 20, 2012 at an age of 84. He was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Martins Ferry [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Echo Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Muranyi

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Echo Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Echo Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0817, Longitude: -80.6790     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Echo Point 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 Echo Point 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 310.025 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.046 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.86 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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