RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Higby, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WV
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Higby, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Higby 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 Higby:
    • 38.685090, -81.536235
    • 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 Higby
  • 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 Higby ...

We have found three communities that share the name Higby.

Within West Virginia, the name Higby is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Tulare County
      • This Higby is located in Tulare County and lies 2,060 miles [3,315.2 km]<1> to the west of the Higby that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Higby.
    • Colorado
      • Garfield County
      • This Higby is located in Garfield County and lies 1,372 miles [2,208 km]<1> to the west of the Higby that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Higby.
    • Ohio
      • Ross County
      • This Higby is located in Ross County and lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Higby that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Higby.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Higby ...

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.

  • Advent [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advent
    • Advent [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Higby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Advent
  • Countsville [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countsville
    • Countsville [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Higby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countsville
  • Flatfork [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatfork
    • Flatfork [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Higby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatfork
  • Flint Town [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
    • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Higby
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Gay [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay
      • Gay [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gay
    • Geneva [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Harmony [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Roane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Jingo [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jingo
      • Jingo [Roane County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jingo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • July [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for July
      • July [Roane County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for July have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Plum Orchard [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Orchard
      • Plum Orchard [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Orchard
    • Red Knob [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Knob
      • Red Knob [Roane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Knob
    • Vicars [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicars
      • Vicars [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicars have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicars
    • Woodyard [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodyard
      • Woodyard [Roane County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Higby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Higby. 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 ...
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Higby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<3>
    • Conchata Galen Ferrell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Loudendale (West Virginia) on Sunday March 28, 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Monday October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. She is buried at Forest Cemetery (Pickaway County, Ohio).
      • Loudendale is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Higby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<3>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Higby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<3>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Higby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<3>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Higby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<3>

How Far From Higby 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 Higby 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 Higby once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Higby and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Spencer, which is the Seat of Roane County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Higby to Spencer, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the south southwest (SSW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 242 miles [389.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,094 miles [9,807.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,809 miles [10,958 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,685 miles [7,539.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Roane 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' (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- Higby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Higby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6851, Longitude: -81.5362       In this case, the coordinates for Higby 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 Higby, 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 Higby 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 310.596 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.488 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.713 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 20 Apr 2021