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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 Halltown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Halltown 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 Halltown:
    • 39.313990, -77.797772
    • 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 Halltown
  • 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 Halltown ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Halltown.

Within West Virginia, the name Halltown is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Franklin County
      • This Halltown is located in Franklin County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Halltown that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Halltown.
    • Illinois
      • Saline County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Halltown [Saline County].
    • Mississippi
      • Union County
      • This Halltown is located in Union County and lies 691 miles [1,112.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Halltown that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Halltown.
    • Missouri
      • Lawrence County
      • This Halltown is located in Lawrence County and lies 869 miles [1,398.5 km]<1> to the west of the Halltown that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Halltown.
    • New Jersey
      • Salem County
      • This Halltown is located in Salem County and lies 129 miles [207.6 km]<1> to the east of the Halltown that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salem County community of Halltown.
    • Ohio
      • Ross County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Ross County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Halltown.
    • Tennessee
      • Trousdale County
      • This Halltown is located in Trousdale County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Halltown that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trousdale County community of Halltown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Halltown ...

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.

  • Blair [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair
    • Blair [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Halltown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blair
  • Harmony [Jefferson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Jefferson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Halltown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County]
  • Keys Gap [Loudoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keys Gap
    • Keys Gap [Loudoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Halltown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keys Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keys Gap
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lower Town [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Town
      • Lower Town [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Halltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Town
    • Mechanicstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicstown
      • Mechanicstown [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Halltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicstown
    • Mountain Mission [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Mission
      • Mountain Mission [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Halltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Mission have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Mission
    • Pleasantville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Halltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
    • Sandy Hook [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Halltown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Silver Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Grove
      • Silver Grove [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Halltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Grove

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 Halltown. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Halltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<5>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Halltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<5>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Halltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Cline<5>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Halltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<5>
    • Elizabeth Monroe     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe (1817 - 1825))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe (1817 - 1825). She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at the age of 62. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Aldie is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Halltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charles Town, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Halltown to Charleston, with an average speed<6>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 49 miles [78.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,912 miles [9,514.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,620 miles [10,653.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,497 miles [7,237.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Halltown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halltown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3140, Longitude: -77.7978       In this case, the coordinates for Halltown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Halltown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Halltown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.315 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.987 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.878 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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