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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 Metalton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Metalton 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 Metalton:
    • 37.766780, -81.289547
    • 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 Metalton
  • 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 Metalton ...

We have found one communities that share the name Metalton.

Within West Virginia, the name Metalton is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Metalton in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Carroll County
      • This Metalton is located in Carroll County and lies 682 miles [1,097.6 km]<1> to the west of the Metalton that is located in Raleigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metalton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Metalton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Metalton ...

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.

  • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crab Orchard
    • Crab Orchard [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Metalton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crab Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crab Orchard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crab Orchard<3>
  • Glen Daniel [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Daniel
    • Glen Daniel [Raleigh County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Metalton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Daniel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Daniel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Daniel<3>
  • Glen View [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen View
    • Glen View [Raleigh County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Metalton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen View
  • Glen White [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen White
    • Glen White [Raleigh County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Metalton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen White
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    • Glen White Junction [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen White Junction
      • Glen White Junction [Raleigh County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Metalton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen White Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Harper [Raleigh County]
    • Harper Heights [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harper Heights
      • Harper Heights [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Metalton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harper Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper Heights
    • Hoohoo [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoohoo
      • Hoohoo [Raleigh County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Metalton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoohoo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoohoo
    • Jenny Gap [Raleigh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenny Gap
      • Jenny Gap [Raleigh County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Metalton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenny Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lester [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Metalton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
    • Maple Meadow [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Meadow
      • Maple Meadow [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Metalton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Meadow
    • Surveyor [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surveyor
      • Surveyor [Raleigh County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Metalton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surveyor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surveyor
    • Trap Hill [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trap Hill
      • Trap Hill [Raleigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Metalton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trap Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trap Hill

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 Metalton. 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 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Metalton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<4>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Metalton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<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 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Metalton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Beckley, which is the Seat of Raleigh County and lies just to the East.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Metalton to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 243 miles [391.1 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 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 6,125 miles [9,857.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,836 miles [11,001.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,712 miles [7,583.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Metalton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7668, Longitude: -81.2895       In this case, the coordinates for Metalton 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Metalton 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 310.465 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.203 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.904 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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