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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 Hill Top, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hill Top 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 Hill Top:
    • 37.465398, -80.908417
    • 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 Hill Top
  • 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 Hill Top ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Hill Top.

Within West Virginia, the name Hill Top is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Hill Top [Calhoun County].
      • Marengo County
      • This Hill Top is located in Marengo County and lies 534 miles [859.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marengo County community of Hill Top.
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • This Hill Top is located in Benton County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km]<2> to the west of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Hill Top.
      • Boone County
      • This Hill Top is located in Boone County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the west of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Hill Top.
    • Illinois
      • Menard County
      • This Hill Top is located in Menard County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menard County community of Hill Top.
    • Kentucky
      • Fleming County
      • This Hill Top is located in Fleming County and lies 171 miles [275.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fleming County community of Hill Top.
      • McCreary County
      • This Hill Top is located in McCreary County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km] to the west southwest of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCreary County community of Hill Top.
      • Menifee County
      • This Hill Top is located in Menifee County and lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the west northwest of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menifee County community of Hill Top.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Hill Top is located in Charles County and lies 217 miles [349.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Hill Top.
    • Missouri
      • Ripley County
      • This Hill Top is located in Ripley County and lies 547 miles [880.3 km]<2> to the west of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ripley County community of Hill Top.
    • Oklahoma
      • Hughes County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Hill Top [Hughes County].
    • Tennessee
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Hill Top [Washington County].
    • Texas
      • Hidalgo County
      • This Hill Top is located in Hidalgo County and lies 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of Hill Top.
    • Utah
      • Sanpete County
      • This Hill Top is located in Sanpete County and lies 1,648 miles [2,652.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sanpete County community of Hill Top.
      • Weber County
      • This Hill Top is located in Weber County and lies 1,669 miles [2,686 km] to the west northwest of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Hill Top.
    • Virginia
      • Martinsville City
      • This Hill Top is located in Martinsville City and lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<2> to the southeast of the Hill Top that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Top
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martinsville City community of Hill Top.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hill Top ...

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.

  • Bozoo [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bozoo
    • Bozoo [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Hill Top
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bozoo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bozoo
  • Chestnut Knob [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Knob
    • Chestnut Knob [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Hill Top
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Knob
  • Cloverdale [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Hill Top
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Crumps Bottom [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumps Bottom
    • Crumps Bottom [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Hill Top
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumps Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumps Bottom
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hatcher [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatcher
      • Hatcher [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Hill Top
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatcher have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
    • Indian Mills [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Mills
      • Indian Mills [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Hill Top
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Mills
    • Lick Creek [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lick Creek
      • Lick Creek [Summers County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Hill Top
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lick Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lick Creek
    • Peterstown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peterstown
      • Peterstown [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Hill Top
      • Estimated population in 2019: 621 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peterstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peterstown<5>
    • Pipestem [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pipestem
      • Pipestem [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Hill Top
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pipestem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pipestem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pipestem<5>
    • Rich Creek [Giles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Creek
      • Rich Creek [Giles County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Hill Top
      • Estimated population in 2019: 741 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Creek<5>
    • Speedway [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speedway
      • Speedway [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Hill Top
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speedway have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speedway

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 Hill Top. 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 McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Bluefield (Virginia) on Saturday December 24, 1921 and died in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Thursday February 4, 2010 at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Bluefield is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Hill Top.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley<6>
    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Hill Top.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<6>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 56. He is buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Newport is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Hill Top.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<6>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65. He is buried at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery (Harrison County, West Virginia).
      • Beckley is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Hill Top.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<6>

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

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

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    • Hinton, which is the Seat of Summers County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Hill Top to Hinton, with an average speed<7> 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 232 miles [373.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,123 miles [9,854 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,831 miles [10,993.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,708 miles [7,576.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hill Top. 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>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 Hill Top, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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- Hill Top) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hill Top. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4654, Longitude: -80.9084       In this case, the coordinates for Hill Top have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Hill Top 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Hill Top to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.242 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.903 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.84 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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