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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 Harpertown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Harpertown 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 Harpertown:
    • 38.939273, -79.838679
    • 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 Harpertown
  • 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 Harpertown ...

We have found two communities that share the name Harpertown.

Within West Virginia, the name Harpertown is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This Harpertown is located in Kern County and lies 2,150 miles [3,460.1 km]<1> to the west of the Harpertown that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpertown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kern County community of Harpertown.
    • Georgia
      • Hancock 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 Georgia community of Harpertown [Hancock County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harpertown ...

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.

  • Aggregates [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aggregates
    • Aggregates [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aggregates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aggregates
  • Beverly [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Harpertown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<4>
  • Crystal Springs [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Randolph County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Gage [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gage
    • Gage [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gage
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Jeff Scotts [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeff Scotts
      • Jeff Scotts [Randolph County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeff Scotts have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Lumber [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber
      • Lumber [Randolph County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meadows [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadows
      • Meadows [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows
    • Read [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Read
      • Read [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Read have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Read
    • Roaring Creek Junction [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Creek Junction
      • Roaring Creek Junction [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Creek Junction
    • Stringtown [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Barbour County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown
    • Weaver [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Harpertown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver

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 Harpertown. 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 ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Elkins is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Harpertown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<5>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Harpertown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<5>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Harpertown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkins, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Harpertown to Charleston, with an average speed<6>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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 150 miles [241.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,013 miles [9,677 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,601 miles [7,404.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harpertown. 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' (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- Harpertown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harpertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9393, Longitude: -79.8387       In this case, the coordinates for Harpertown 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 Harpertown, 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 Harpertown 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 309.558 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.344 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.892 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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