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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 Harlin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Harlin 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 Harlin:
    • 39.299529, -80.683435
    • 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 Harlin
  • 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 Harlin ...

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.

  • Big Battle [Doddridge County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Battle
    • Big Battle [Doddridge County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Harlin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Battle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blandville [Doddridge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blandville
    • Blandville [Doddridge County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Harlin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blandville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blandville
  • Center Point [Doddridge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
    • Center Point [Doddridge County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Harlin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
  • Flint [Doddridge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint
    • Flint [Doddridge County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Harlin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Industrial [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial
      • Industrial [Doddridge County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Harlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial
    • Little Pittsburg [Tyler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Pittsburg
      • Little Pittsburg [Tyler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Pittsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Pittsburg
    • Long Run [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Run
      • Long Run [Doddridge County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Run
    • Market [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Market
      • Market [Doddridge County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Harlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Market have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Market
    • Middle Point [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Point
      • Middle Point [Doddridge County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Harlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Point
    • Sugar Camp [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Camp
      • Sugar Camp [Doddridge County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Harlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Camp

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 Harlin. 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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    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Harlin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<3>

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

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

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    • West Union, which is the Seat of Doddridge County and lies just to the West.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 83 miles [133.6 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Harlin to Charleston, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 197 miles [317 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,032 miles [9,707.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,623 miles [7,440 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Doddridge County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harlin. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Harlin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harlin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2995, Longitude: -80.6834       In this case, the coordinates for Harlin 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Harlin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.058 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.966 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.135 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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