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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 Monterville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Monterville 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 Monterville:
    • 38.559143, -80.105178
    • 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 Monterville
  • 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 Monterville ...

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.

  • Brady Gate [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brady Gate
    • Brady Gate [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Monterville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brady Gate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brady Gate
  • Elkwater [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkwater
    • Elkwater [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkwater
  • Florence [Randolph County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Randolph County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Mace [Pocahontas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mace
    • Mace [Pocahontas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Monterville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mace
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mingo [Randolph County]
    • Pickens [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Monterville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<3>
    • Spangler [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangler
      • Spangler [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Monterville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spangler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangler
    • Valley Head [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Head
      • Valley Head [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Monterville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Head have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Head
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley Head<3>
    • Walnut [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Pocahontas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Monterville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut

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 Monterville. 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 ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Elkins is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Monterville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<4>

How Far From Monterville to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkins, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Monterville to Elkins, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 166 miles [267.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,041 miles [9,722 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,752 miles [10,866.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,628 miles [7,448 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Monterville. 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 from Point A (ie- Monterville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Monterville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Monterville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5591, Longitude: -80.1052    
<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 Monterville 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 309.733 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.485 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.138 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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