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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 Hettie, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hettie 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 Hettie:
    • 38.771767, -80.489254
    • 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 Hettie
  • 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 Hettie ...

We have found two communities that share the name Hettie.

Within West Virginia, the name Hettie is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Anderson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Hettie [Anderson County].
    • Virginia
      • Wise County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Hettie [Wise County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hettie ...

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.

  • Bulltown [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulltown
    • Bulltown [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Hettie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulltown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulltown
  • Dutch [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch
    • Dutch [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Hettie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch
  • Falls Mill [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Mill
    • Falls Mill [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Hettie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Mill
  • Gregory [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
    • Gregory [Braxton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Hettie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Holly [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Hettie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Ireland [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ireland
      • Ireland [Lewis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Hettie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ireland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ireland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ireland<4>
    • Jewell [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jewell
      • Jewell [Lewis County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Hettie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jewell
    • Joppa [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joppa
      • Joppa [Braxton County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Hettie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joppa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joppa
    • Little Wildcat [Lewis County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Wildcat
      • Little Wildcat [Lewis County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Hettie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Wildcat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Walkersville [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
      • Walkersville [Lewis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Hettie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkersville
    • Wildcat [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildcat
      • Wildcat [Braxton County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Hettie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildcat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sutton, which is the Seat of Braxton County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hettie to Sutton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 185 miles [297.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,047 miles [9,731.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,636 miles [7,460.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hettie. 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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Hettie could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hettie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hettie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7718, Longitude: -80.4893       In this case, the coordinates for Hettie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Hettie 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 309.957 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.773 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.23 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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