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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 Heathers Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Heathers Run 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 Heathers Run:
    • 39.435679, -79.685288
    • 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 Heathers Run
  • 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 Heathers Run ...

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.

  • Amboy [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amboy
    • Amboy [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Heathers Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amboy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amboy
  • Camp Ground [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ground
    • Camp Ground [Preston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Heathers Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ground
  • Chestnut Ridge [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Ridge
    • Chestnut Ridge [Monongalia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Heathers Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Ridge
  • Herring [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herring
    • Herring [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Heathers Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring
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    • Kanes Creek [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanes Creek
      • Kanes Creek [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Heathers Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanes Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanes Creek
    • Kanetown [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanetown
      • Kanetown [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Heathers Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanetown
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Heathers Run
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<3>
    • Mountain View [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Heathers Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Oriole [Preston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriole
      • Oriole [Preston County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Heathers Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reedsville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedsville
      • Reedsville [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Heathers Run
      • Estimated population in 2019: 604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reedsville<3>
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Heathers Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
    • Threefork Bridge [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threefork Bridge
      • Threefork Bridge [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Heathers Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threefork Bridge

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 Heathers Run. 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 ...
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Heathers Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<4>
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Heathers Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<4>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Heathers Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Heathers Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Heathers Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingwood, which is the Seat of Preston County and lies just to the North.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Heathers Run to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 146 miles [235 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,985 miles [9,631.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,699 miles [10,781 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,574 miles [7,361.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Heathers Run. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Heathers Run

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heathers Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4357, Longitude: -79.6853    
<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 Heathers Run 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 309.445 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.289 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.65 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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