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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 Hensley Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hensley Heights 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 Hensley Heights:
    • 37.729274, -81.879564
    • 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 Hensley Heights
  • 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 Hensley Heights ...

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.

  • Christian [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian
    • Christian [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hensley Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian
  • Claypool [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claypool
    • Claypool [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hensley Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claypool have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claypool
  • Crown [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown
    • Crown [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hensley Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown
  • Don [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Don
    • Don [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Hensley Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Don have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Don
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    • Emmett [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
      • Emmett [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hensley Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmett
    • Greenville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Logan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hensley Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Huff Junction [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff Junction
      • Huff Junction [Logan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Hensley Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huff Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huff Junction
    • Landville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landville
      • Landville [Logan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hensley Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landville
    • Mallory [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
      • Mallory [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Hensley Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
    • Man [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Man
      • Man [Logan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Hensley Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 630 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<3>
    • Mineral City [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral City
      • Mineral City [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hensley Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral City

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 Hensley Heights. 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 ...
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
      • Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia).
      • Logan is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Hensley Heights.
      • Stirrat is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Hensley Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<4>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Hensley Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Logan, which is the Seat of Logan County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hensley Heights to Logan, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 274 miles [441 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,151 miles [9,899.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,864 miles [11,046.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,739 miles [7,626.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hensley Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7293, Longitude: -81.8796       In this case, the coordinates for Hensley Heights 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>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 Hensley Heights 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 310.821 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.604 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.166 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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