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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 Hiorra, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hiorra 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 Hiorra:
    • 39.392314, -79.818676
    • 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 Hiorra
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hiorra ...

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.

  • Camp Ground [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Ground
    • Camp Ground [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hiorra
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Ground have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Ground
  • Chestnut Ridge [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Ridge
    • Chestnut Ridge [Monongalia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hiorra
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Ridge
  • Fellowsville [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fellowsville
    • Fellowsville [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hiorra
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fellowsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fellowsville
  • Hardman [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardman
    • Hardman [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hiorra
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardman
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    • Independence [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Preston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Hiorra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Israel [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Israel
      • Israel [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hiorra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Israel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Israel
    • Kanetown [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanetown
      • Kanetown [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hiorra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanetown
    • Mountain View [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hiorra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Oriole [Preston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriole
      • Oriole [Preston County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Hiorra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriole have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scotch Hill [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Hill
      • Scotch Hill [Preston County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hiorra
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Hill
    • Threefork Bridge [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threefork Bridge
      • Threefork Bridge [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hiorra
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threefork Bridge

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 Hiorra. 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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    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Hiorra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<3>
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Hiorra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<3>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Hiorra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<3>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Hiorra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<3>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Hiorra.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingwood, which is the Seat of Preston County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hiorra to Kingwood, with an average speed<4> 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 121 miles [194.7 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 152 miles [244.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,992 miles [9,643.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,581 miles [7,372.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hiorra. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3923, Longitude: -79.8187       In this case, the coordinates for Hiorra 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>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.
<5>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 Hiorra to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.528 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.377 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.723 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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