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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 Harper, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Harper 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 Harper:
    • 38.519362, -79.472076
    • 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 Harper
  • 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 Harper ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Harper.

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

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 26 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Raleigh County
      • This Harper is located in Raleigh County and lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Raleigh County community of Harper.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Modoc County
      • This Harper is located in Modoc County and lies 2,184 miles [3,514.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Modoc County community of Harper.
      • San Bernardino County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Harper [San Bernardino County].
    • Florida
      • Santa Rosa County
      • This Harper is located in Santa Rosa County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Rosa County community of Harper.
    • Georgia
      • Elbert County
      • This Harper is located in Elbert County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elbert County community of Harper.
    • Illinois
      • Ogle County
      • This Harper is located in Ogle County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ogle County community of Harper.
      • White County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Harper [White County].
    • Indiana
      • Decatur County
      • This Harper is located in Decatur County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km]<1> to the west of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Harper.
    • Iowa
      • Keokuk County
      • This Harper is located in Keokuk County and lies 693 miles [1,115.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keokuk County community of Harper.
      • Page County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Harper [Page County].
    • Kansas
      • Harper County
      • This Harper is located in Harper County and lies 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km]<1> to the west of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harper County community of Harper.
    • Kentucky
      • Magoffin County
      • This Harper is located in Magoffin County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Magoffin County community of Harper.
    • Maryland
      • Talbot County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Harper [Talbot County].
    • Michigan
      • Antrim County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Harper [Antrim County].
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Harper [Wayne County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Harper is located in Saint Clair County and lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<1> to the west of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Harper.
    • North Carolina
      • Johnston County
      • This Harper is located in Johnston County and lies 231 miles [371.8 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnston County community of Harper.
    • Ohio
      • Greene County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Greene County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Harper.
      • Logan County
      • This Harper is located in Logan County and lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Harper.
      • Ross County
      • This Harper is located in Ross County and lies 211 miles [339.6 km] to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Harper.
    • Ontario
      • This Harper lies 470 miles [756.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Oregon
      • Malheur County
      • This Harper is located in Malheur County and lies 1,997 miles [3,213.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Malheur County community of Harper.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Harper lies 970 miles [1,561.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Texas
      • Gillespie County
      • This Harper is located in Gillespie County and lies 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gillespie County community of Harper.
    • Utah
      • Carbon County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Carbon County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Harper.
    • Virginia
      • Wise County
      • This Harper is located in Wise County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Harper.
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • This Harper is located in Kitsap County and lies 2,228 miles [3,585.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kitsap County community of Harper.
    • Wyoming
      • Albany County
      • This Harper is located in Albany County and lies 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Pendleton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Harper.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harper ...

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.

  • Blue Grass [Highland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Grass
    • Blue Grass [Highland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Harper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Grass
  • Doe Hill [Highland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doe Hill
    • Doe Hill [Highland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Harper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doe Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doe Hill
  • Dry Run [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Run
    • Dry Run [Pendleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Run
  • Hardscrabble [Highland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardscrabble
    • Hardscrabble [Highland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardscrabble have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardscrabble
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mitchell [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
      • Mitchell [Pendleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
    • Moatstown [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moatstown
      • Moatstown [Pendleton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moatstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moatstown
    • Oak Grove [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Pendleton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Possum Trot [Highland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Highland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Pendleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Harper
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Franklin, which is the Seat of Pendleton County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Harper to Franklin, 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 117 miles [188.3 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 133 miles [214 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,016 miles [9,681.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,726 miles [10,824.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,602 miles [7,406.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harper. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Harper) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harper. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harper

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5194, Longitude: -79.4721    
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Harper 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.
<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 Harper, 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 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 Harper 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 309.354 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.048 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.882 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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