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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 Middle Point, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Middle Point 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 Middle Point:
    • 39.205919, -80.746770
    • 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 Middle Point
  • 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 Middle Point ...

We have found two communities that share the name Middle Point.

Within West Virginia, the name Middle Point is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Frederick 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 Maryland community of Middle Point [Frederick County].
    • Ohio
      • Van Wert County
      • This Middle Point is located in Van Wert County and lies 226 miles [363.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Middle Point that is located in Doddridge County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Point
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Wert County community of Middle Point.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Middle Point ...

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.

  • Blandville [Doddridge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blandville
    • Blandville [Doddridge County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Middle Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blandville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blandville
  • Coldwater [Doddridge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
    • Coldwater [Doddridge County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Middle Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
  • Duckworth [Doddridge County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duckworth
    • Duckworth [Doddridge County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Middle Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duckworth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duckworth
  • Fink [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fink
    • Fink [Lewis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Middle Point
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fink have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fink
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Flint [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint
      • Flint [Doddridge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Middle Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint
    • Greenwood [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Doddridge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Middle Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Grove [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove
      • Grove [Doddridge County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Middle Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove
    • Joy [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joy
      • Joy [Doddridge County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Middle Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joy
    • Long Run [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Run
      • Long Run [Doddridge County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Middle Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Run
    • Market [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Market
      • Market [Doddridge County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Middle Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Market have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Market
    • Sugar Camp [Doddridge County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Camp
      • Sugar Camp [Doddridge County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Middle Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Camp

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 Middle Point. 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 ...
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Middle Point.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • West Union, which is the Seat of Doddridge County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Middle Point to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 200 miles [321.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,039 miles [9,718.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,754 miles [10,869.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,629 miles [7,449.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Middle Point. 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>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 Middle Point 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Middle Point) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middle Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2059, Longitude: -80.7468       In this case, the coordinates for Middle Point 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>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 Middle Point 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 310.099 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.00 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.195 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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