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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 Hedgesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hedgesville 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 Hedgesville:
    • 39.553605, -77.994825
    • 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 Hedgesville
  • 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 Hedgesville ...

We have found two communities that share the name Hedgesville.

Within West Virginia, the name Hedgesville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Montana
      • Wheatland County
      • This Hedgesville is located in Wheatland County and lies 1,648 miles [2,652.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hedgesville that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wheatland County community of Hedgesville.
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • This Hedgesville is located in Steuben County and lies 180 miles [289.7 km]<1> to the north of the Hedgesville that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hedgesville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Hedgesville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hedgesville ...

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 Pool [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Pool
    • Big Pool [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hedgesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Pool have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Pool
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Pool<3>
  • Big Spring [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
    • Big Spring [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hedgesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
  • Cherry Run [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Run
    • Cherry Run [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hedgesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Run
  • Ernstville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernstville
    • Ernstville [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hedgesville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernstville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernstville
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    • Falling Waters [Berkeley County]
    • Falling Waters Ferry [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falling Waters Ferry
      • Falling Waters Ferry [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Hedgesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falling Waters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falling Waters Ferry
    • Four Locks [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Locks
      • Four Locks [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hedgesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Locks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Locks
    • Georgetown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Berkeley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hedgesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Green Spring Furnace [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Spring Furnace
      • Green Spring Furnace [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hedgesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Spring Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Spring Furnace
    • Greenspring Hill [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenspring Hill
      • Greenspring Hill [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hedgesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenspring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenspring Hill
    • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Georgetown
      • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hedgesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Georgetown
    • Runners Ferry [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runners Ferry
      • Runners Ferry [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hedgesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runners Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runners Ferry
    • Spring Mills [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Mills
      • Spring Mills [Berkeley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Hedgesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
    • Tomahawk [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomahawk
      • Tomahawk [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hedgesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomahawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomahawk
    • Two Locks [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Locks
      • Two Locks [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hedgesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Locks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Locks

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 Hedgesville. 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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    • Max Bishop     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 5, 1899 and died in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday February 24, 1962 at the age of 62.
      • Waynesboro is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Hedgesville.
      • Waynesboro is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Hedgesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Bishop<4>
    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Hedgesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<4>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Charles Town is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Hedgesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cove Gap is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Hedgesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<4>
    • Patsy Cline     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Winchester (Virginia) on Thursday September 8, 1932 and died in Camden (Tennessee) on Tueday March 5, 1963 at the age of 30.
      • Winchester is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Hedgesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Cline<4>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Hedgesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<4>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41. We don't have any burial details.
      • Mercersburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Hedgesville.
    • Donald 'Don' Heffner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Rouzerville (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 8, 1911 and died in Pasadena (California) on Tueday August 1, 1989 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Rouzerville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Hedgesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Don' Heffner<4>
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Hedgesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Martinsburg, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies just to the South.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 212 miles [341.2 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Hedgesville to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 68 miles [109.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,910 miles [9,511.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,620 miles [10,653.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,496 miles [7,235.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Berkeley County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hedgesville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hedgesville) 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 Hedgesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hedgesville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hedgesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5536, Longitude: -77.9948    
<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 Hedgesville 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 308.419 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.141 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.871 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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