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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 Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Middle Run 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 Run:
    • 38.593989, -80.809823
    • 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 Run
  • 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 Middle Run ...

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.

  • Bison [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bison
    • Bison [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Middle Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bison
  • Duck [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck
    • Duck [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Middle Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck
  • Frametown [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frametown
    • Frametown [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Middle Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frametown
  • Gassaway [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassaway
    • Gassaway [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Middle Run
    • Estimated population in 2019: 846 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gassaway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassaway<3>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Middle Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Little Otter [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Otter
      • Little Otter [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Middle Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Otter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Otter
    • Meadville [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Braxton County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Middle Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shadyside [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadyside
      • Shadyside [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Middle Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Middle Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Tesla [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tesla
      • Tesla [Braxton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Middle Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tesla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tesla
    • Twistville [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twistville
      • Twistville [Braxton County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Middle Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twistville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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    • Sutton, which is the Seat of Braxton County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Middle Run to Charleston, with an average speed<4> 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 204 miles [328.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,068 miles [9,765.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,781 miles [10,913 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,657 miles [7,494.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Middle Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5940, Longitude: -80.8098       In this case, the coordinates for Middle Run 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>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 Middle Run 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 310.157 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.974 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.429 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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