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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Great Cacapon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Great Cacapon and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Great Cacapon:
    • 39.620093, -78.292509
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Great Cacapon
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Great Cacapon ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bath [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
    • Bath [Morgan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Great Cacapon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 596 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
  • Burnt Factory [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Factory
    • Burnt Factory [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Cacapon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Factory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Factory
  • Doe Gully [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Gully
    • Doe Gully [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Great Cacapon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Gully have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Gully
  • Duckwall [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duckwall
    • Duckwall [Morgan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Great Cacapon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duckwall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duckwall
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    • Forest Park [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Great Cacapon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
    • Harvey [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
      • Harvey [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Great Cacapon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
    • Jimtown [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
      • Jimtown [Morgan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Great Cacapon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jimtown
    • Little Orleans [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Orleans
      • Little Orleans [Allegany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Great Cacapon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Orleans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Orleans<3>
    • Orleans Cross Roads [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans Cross Roads
      • Orleans Cross Roads [Morgan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Great Cacapon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orleans Cross Roads
    • Ridersville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridersville
      • Ridersville [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Great Cacapon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridersville
    • Roundtop [Morgan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundtop
      • Roundtop [Morgan County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Cacapon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundtop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sir Johns Run [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sir Johns Run
      • Sir Johns Run [Morgan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Great Cacapon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sir Johns Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sir Johns Run

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 Great Cacapon. 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.

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    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Great Cacapon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<4>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cove Gap is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Great Cacapon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<4>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Great Cacapon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<4>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41. We don't have any burial details.
      • Mercersburg is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Great Cacapon.
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Great Cacapon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<4>
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gallipolis (Ohio) on Monday September 11, 1944 and died in Short Gap (West Virginia) on Friday January 9, 2009 at the age of 64. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Short Gap is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Great Cacapon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<4>

How Far From Great Cacapon to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Great Cacapon and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Berkeley Springs, which is the Seat of Morgan County and lies just to the East.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 199 miles [320.3 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Great Cacapon to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 83 miles [133.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,919 miles [9,525.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,630 miles [10,670 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,506 miles [7,251.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Morgan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Great Cacapon. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Great Cacapon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Great Cacapon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6201, Longitude: -78.2925       In this case, the coordinates for Great Cacapon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Great Cacapon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.594 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.35 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.975 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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