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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 Hilldale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hilldale 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 Hilldale:
    • 37.637898, -80.787304
    • 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 Hilldale
  • 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 Hilldale ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Hilldale.

Within West Virginia, the name Hilldale is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Delaware
      • Kent County
      • This Hilldale is located in Kent County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hilldale that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilldale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Hilldale.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Hilldale [Hillsborough County].
    • Kansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Hilldale is located in Jefferson County and lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hilldale that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilldale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Hilldale.
    • Missouri
      • Howard County
      • This Hilldale is located in Howard County and lies 644 miles [1,036.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hilldale that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilldale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Hilldale.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Hilldale is located in Allegheny County and lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hilldale that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilldale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Hilldale.
      • Butler County
      • This Hilldale is located in Butler County and lies 238 miles [383 km] to the north northeast of the Hilldale that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilldale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Hilldale.
      • Luzerne County
      • This Hilldale is located in Luzerne County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km] to the northeast of the Hilldale that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilldale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Hilldale.
    • South Carolina
      • Orangeburg County
      • This Hilldale is located in Orangeburg County and lies 283 miles [455.4 km]<1> to the south of the Hilldale that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilldale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orangeburg County community of Hilldale.
      • Sumter County
      • This Hilldale is located in Sumter County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km] to the south of the Hilldale that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilldale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Hilldale.
    • Tennessee
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Hilldale [Montgomery County].
    • Virginia
      • Page County
      • This Hilldale is located in Page County and lies 146 miles [235 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hilldale that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilldale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Hilldale.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Hilldale [Dane County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hilldale ...

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.

  • Buck [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buck
    • Buck [Summers County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilldale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck
  • Creamery [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creamery
    • Creamery [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Hilldale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creamery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creamery
  • Crossroads [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Summers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hilldale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Egypt [Summers County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Summers County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hilldale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Grahams Ferry [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grahams Ferry
      • Grahams Ferry [Summers County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hilldale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahams Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grahams Ferry
    • Hix [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hix
      • Hix [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Hilldale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hix have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hix
    • Indian Mills [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Mills
      • Indian Mills [Summers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hilldale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Mills
    • Marie [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marie
      • Marie [Summers County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hilldale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marie
    • Packs Ferry [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packs Ferry
      • Packs Ferry [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hilldale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packs Ferry
    • Wayside [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hilldale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside

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 Hilldale. 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 ...
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Hilldale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<4>
    • Katherine Johnson     (Mathematician)
      • Mathematician. She was born in White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia) on Monday August 26, 1918 and died in Newport News (Virginia) on Monday February 24, 2020 at the age of 101. We don't have any burial details.
      • White Sulphur Springs is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Hilldale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Johnson<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Hilldale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Hilldale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

How Far From Hilldale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Hilldale to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hinton, which is the Seat of Summers County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Hilldale to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 221 miles [355.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,110 miles [9,833.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,819 miles [10,974.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,695 miles [7,555.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hilldale. 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- Hilldale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hilldale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6379, Longitude: -80.7873       In this case, the coordinates for Hilldale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Hilldale 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.
<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>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.
<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 Hilldale 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 310.166 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.843 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.734 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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