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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 Mount Pisgah, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mount Pisgah 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 Mount Pisgah:
    • 39.289825, -79.171425
    • 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 Mount Pisgah
  • 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 Mount Pisgah ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Mount Pisgah.

Within West Virginia, the name Mount Pisgah is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these sixteen communities, fifteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • White 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 Arkansas community of Mount Pisgah [White County].
    • Georgia
      • Catoosa County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in Catoosa County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Catoosa County community of Mount Pisgah.
    • Indiana
      • LaGrange County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in LaGrange County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaGrange County community of Mount Pisgah.
    • Iowa
      • Harrison 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 Iowa community of Mount Pisgah [Harrison County].
    • Kentucky
      • Wayne County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in Wayne County and lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Mount Pisgah.
    • Maine
      • Lincoln County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in Lincoln County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Mount Pisgah.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in Charles County and lies 122 miles [196.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Mount Pisgah.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Mount Pisgah lies 830 miles [1,335.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in Sussex County and lies 265 miles [426.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Mount Pisgah.
    • North Carolina
      • Alexander 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 North Carolina community of Mount Pisgah [Alexander County].
      • Rutherford County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Mount Pisgah [Rutherford County].
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in Clermont County and lies 271 miles [436.1 km]<2> to the west of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Mount Pisgah.
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in Berkeley County and lies 429 miles [690.4 km]<2> to the south of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Mount Pisgah.
      • Kershaw County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in Kershaw County and lies 334 miles [537.5 km] to the south southwest of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kershaw County community of Mount Pisgah.
    • Tennessee
      • White County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in White County and lies 424 miles [682.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Mount Pisgah.
    • Virginia
      • Augusta County
      • This Mount Pisgah is located in Augusta County and lies 72 miles [115.9 km]<2> to the south of the Mount Pisgah that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pisgah
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Augusta County community of Mount Pisgah.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mount Pisgah ...

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.

  • Blaine [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Mineral County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Mount Pisgah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Claysville [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claysville
    • Claysville [Mineral County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Mount Pisgah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claysville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claysville
  • Crosstown [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosstown
    • Crosstown [Mineral County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Mount Pisgah
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosstown
  • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
    • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Mount Pisgah
    • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<5>
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    • Greenland [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Mount Pisgah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Mount Pisgah
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Martin [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Mount Pisgah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Mount Storm [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Storm
      • Mount Storm [Grant County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Mount Pisgah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Storm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Storm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Storm<5>
    • Skyline [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline
      • Skyline [Mineral County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Mount Pisgah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Mount Pisgah
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City

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 Mount Pisgah. 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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    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Mount Pisgah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<6>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gallipolis (Ohio) on Monday September 11, 1944 and died in Short Gap (West Virginia) on Friday January 9, 2009 at the age of 64. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Short Gap is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Mount Pisgah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Mount Pisgah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Mount Pisgah.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<6>

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

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

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    • Petersburg, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Mount Pisgah to Petersburg, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 117 miles [188.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,970 miles [9,607.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,682 miles [10,753.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,557 miles [7,333.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Pisgah. 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Mount Pisgah 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- Mount Pisgah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Pisgah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2898, Longitude: -79.1714       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Pisgah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mount Pisgah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Mount Pisgah to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.141 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.921 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.478 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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