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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 Highlawn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Highlawn 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 Highlawn:
    • 38.376483, -81.809296
    • 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 Highlawn
  • 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 Highlawn ...

We have found two communities that share the name Highlawn.

Within West Virginia, the name Highlawn is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Highlawn [Cook County].
    • New York
      • Kings 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 New York community of Highlawn [Kings County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Highlawn ...

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.

  • Amandaville [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amandaville
    • Amandaville [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Highlawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amandaville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amandaville
  • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Lanes
    • Cross Lanes [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Highlawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Lanes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Lanes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Lanes<4>
  • Green Valley [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
    • Green Valley [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Highlawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
  • Institute [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Institute
    • Institute [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Highlawn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Institute have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Institute
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    • Lincoln Park [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Highlawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Lone Oak Park [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak Park
      • Lone Oak Park [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Highlawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Oak Park
    • Nitro [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitro
      • Nitro [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Highlawn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,373 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nitro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nitro<4>
    • River Bend [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bend
      • River Bend [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Highlawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
    • Strawberry Heights [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strawberry Heights
      • Strawberry Heights [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Highlawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strawberry Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strawberry Heights
    • Sun Valley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Highlawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Tornado [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornado
      • Tornado [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Highlawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tornado have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tornado
    • Virginia Heights [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Heights
      • Virginia Heights [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Highlawn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Heights

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 Highlawn. 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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    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Highlawn.
      • Ceredo is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the west of Highlawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Highlawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<5>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Highlawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<5>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Highlawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<5>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Highlawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<5>
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Highlawn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the Seat of Kanawha County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Highlawn to Charleston, with an average speed<6> 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 259 miles [416.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,119 miles [9,847.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,709 miles [7,578.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Highlawn 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Highlawn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Highlawn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3765, Longitude: -81.8093       In this case, the coordinates for Highlawn 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Highlawn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.768 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.639 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.931 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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