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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 Hainesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hainesville 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 Hainesville:
    • 39.526487, -77.919442
    • 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 Hainesville
  • 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

Communities Also Named Hainesville ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Hainesville.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Hainesville.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, seven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Hampshire County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Hainesville [Hampshire County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Lake County
      • This Hainesville is located in Lake County and lies 563 miles [906.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hainesville that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Hainesville.
      • Tazewell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Hainesville [Tazewell County].
    • Missouri
      • Clay County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Clay County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Hainesville.
    • Nebraska
      • Holt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Holt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Hainesville.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Hainesville lies 709 miles [1,141 km]<2> to the northeast of the Hainesville that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hainesville
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Hainesville is located in Sussex County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Hainesville that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Hainesville.
    • Texas
      • Wood County
      • This Hainesville is located in Wood County and lies 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Hainesville that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hainesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Hainesville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hainesville ...

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.

  • Cedar Grove [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Hainesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Falling Waters [Berkeley County]
  • Falling Waters Ferry [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Waters Ferry
    • Falling Waters Ferry [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Hainesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Waters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Waters Ferry
  • Files Crossroad [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Files Crossroad
    • Files Crossroad [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Hainesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Files Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Files Crossroad
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Georgetown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Hainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Hedgesville [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgesville
      • Hedgesville [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Hainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 297 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hedgesville<5>
    • Irish Hill [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Hill
      • Irish Hill [Berkeley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Hainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irish Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irish Hill
    • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Georgetown
      • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Hainesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Georgetown
    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
      • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Hainesville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<5>
    • Scrabble [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scrabble
      • Scrabble [Berkeley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Hainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scrabble
    • Spring Mills [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Mills
      • Spring Mills [Berkeley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Hainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
    • Swan Pond [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Pond
      • Swan Pond [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Hainesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Pond

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 Hainesville. 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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    • Max Bishop     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 5, 1899 and died in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday February 24, 1962 at the age of 62.
      • Waynesboro is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Hainesville.
      • Waynesboro is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Hainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Bishop<6>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Hainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<6>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Charles Town is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Hainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<6>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Hainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<6>
    • Patsy Cline     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Winchester (Virginia) on Thursday September 8, 1932 and died in Camden (Tennessee) on Tueday March 5, 1963 at the age of 30.
      • Winchester is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Hainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Cline<6>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Hainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<6>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Hainesville.
    • Donald 'Don' Heffner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Rouzerville (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 8, 1911 and died in Pasadena (California) on Tueday August 1, 1989 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Rouzerville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Hainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Don' Heffner<6>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Hainesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<6>

How Far From Hainesville to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Martinsburg, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 215 miles [346 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Hainesville to Charleston, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 64 miles [103 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,908 miles [9,508 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,493 miles [7,230.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hainesville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Hainesville 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.
<2>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- Hainesville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hainesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5265, Longitude: -77.9194       In this case, the coordinates for Hainesville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Hainesville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Hainesville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.375 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.087 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.849 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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