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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 Heavner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Heavner 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 Heavner:
    • 38.999821, -80.212305
    • 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 Heavner
  • 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 Heavner ...

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.

  • Atlas [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlas
    • Atlas [Upshur County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Heavner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlas
  • Deanville [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanville
    • Deanville [Upshur County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Heavner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanville
  • Five Forks [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Heavner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
  • Heavener Grove [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heavener Grove
    • Heavener Grove [Upshur County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Heavner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heavener Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heavener Grove
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    • Ivy [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Heavner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Murphy [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Barbour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Heavner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Pecks Run [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecks Run
      • Pecks Run [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Heavner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecks Run
    • Red Rock [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Upshur County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Heavner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Rocky Ford [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Heavner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Ruraldale [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruraldale
      • Ruraldale [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Heavner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruraldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruraldale
    • Vegan [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vegan
      • Vegan [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Heavner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vegan

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 Heavner. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Heavner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<3>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Heavner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<4> community of Heavner once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Heavner and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Buckhannon, which is the Seat of Upshur County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 88 miles [141.6 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Heavner to Charleston, with an average speed<5>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 170 miles [273.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,026 miles [9,697.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,739 miles [10,845.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,614 miles [7,425.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Heavner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Heavner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9998, Longitude: -80.2123       In this case, the coordinates for Heavner 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>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 Heavner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Heavner 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 309.782 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.607 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.032 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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