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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 Harley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Harley and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Harley:
    • 38.631760, -81.314008
    • 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 Harley
  • 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 Harley ...

We have found five communities that share the name Harley.

Within West Virginia, the name Harley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Carroll County
      • This Harley is located in Carroll County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harley that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Harley.
    • Kentucky
      • Pike County
      • This Harley is located in Pike County and lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Harley that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Harley.
    • North Carolina
      • Wilkes County
      • This Harley is located in Wilkes County and lies 168 miles [270.4 km]<1> to the south of the Harley that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkes County community of Harley.
    • Ohio
      • Fairfield County
      • This Harley is located in Fairfield County and lies 111 miles [178.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Harley that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Harley.
    • Ontario
      • This Harley lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the north of the Harley that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harley

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harley ...

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.

  • Buffalolick [Roane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalolick
    • Buffalolick [Roane County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Harley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalolick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Clover [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover [Roane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Harley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
  • Cotton [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton
    • Cotton [Roane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Harley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton
  • Looneyville [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looneyville
    • Looneyville [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Harley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Looneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looneyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Looneyville<3>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Mount Hope [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Roane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Harley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Mount Welcome [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Welcome
      • Mount Welcome [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Welcome
    • Pad [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pad
      • Pad [Roane County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Harley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rushville [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Harley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
    • Shad [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shad
      • Shad [Roane County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Harley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Speed [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
      • Speed [Roane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed
    • Stringtown [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown
    • Walnut Grove [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Roane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Harley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut 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 Harley. 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 ...
    • Conchata Galen Ferrell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Loudendale (West Virginia) on Sunday March 28, 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Monday October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. She is buried at Forest Cemetery (Pickaway County, Ohio).
      • Loudendale is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Harley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<4>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Harley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<4>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Harley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<4>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Harley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spencer, which is the Seat of Roane County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Harley to Spencer, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest (SW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 231 miles [371.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,088 miles [9,797.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,802 miles [10,946.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,677 miles [7,526.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6318, Longitude: -81.3140       In this case, the coordinates for Harley 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 Harley 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 310.462 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.327 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.634 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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