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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 Hepzibah, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hepzibah 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 Hepzibah:
    • 39.350089, -80.168971
    • 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 Hepzibah
  • 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 Hepzibah ...

We have found two communities that share the name Hepzibah.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Hepzibah.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Hepzibah in the United States.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Harrison County
      • This Hepzibah is located in Harrison County and lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of the Hepzibah that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hepzibah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Hepzibah.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Talladega County
      • This Hepzibah is located in Talladega County and lies 528 miles [849.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hepzibah that is located in Taylor County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hepzibah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talladega County community of Hepzibah.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hepzibah ...

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.

  • Allied [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allied
    • Allied [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hepzibah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allied have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allied
  • Belgium [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgium
    • Belgium [Taylor County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hepzibah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgium have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgium
  • Boothsville [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boothsville
    • Boothsville [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hepzibah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boothsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothsville
  • Elliotsville [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliotsville
    • Elliotsville [Taylor County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hepzibah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliotsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliotsville
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Enterprise [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
    • Francis [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Francis [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Francis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
    • Hebron [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hepzibah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Highland [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Hillview [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
      • Hillview [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillview
    • Killarm [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killarm
      • Killarm [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killarm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killarm
    • Lodgeville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodgeville
      • Lodgeville [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodgeville
    • Maple Lake [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Lake
      • Maple Lake [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Lake
    • Meadowbrook [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • New England [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New England
      • New England [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New England have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New England
    • Oral Lake [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oral Lake
      • Oral Lake [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oral Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oral Lake
    • Saltwell [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltwell
      • Saltwell [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltwell
    • Wahoo [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wahoo
      • Wahoo [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hepzibah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wahoo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wahoo

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 Hepzibah. 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 ...
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Hepzibah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<3>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Hepzibah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<3>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Hepzibah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Grafton, which is the Seat of Taylor County and lies just to the East.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Hepzibah to Charleston, with an average speed<4>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 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,009 miles [9,670.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,723 miles [10,819.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,598 miles [7,399.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Taylor County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hepzibah. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hepzibah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hepzibah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3501, Longitude: -80.1690       In this case, the coordinates for Hepzibah 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>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.
<5>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 Hepzibah to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.742 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.615 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.891 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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