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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 Mountain Dale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mountain Dale 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 Mountain Dale:
    • 39.617306, -79.514210
    • 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 Mountain Dale
  • 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 Mountain Dale ...

We have found four communities that share the name Mountain Dale.

Within West Virginia, the name Mountain Dale is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Webster County
      • This Mountain Dale is located in Webster County and lies 735 miles [1,182.9 km]<1> to the west of the Mountain Dale that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Dale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Mountain Dale.
    • New York
      • Sullivan County
      • This Mountain Dale is located in Sullivan County and lies 297 miles [478 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountain Dale that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Dale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Mountain Dale.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Dauphin County
      • This Mountain Dale is located in Dauphin County and lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountain Dale that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Dale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Mountain Dale.
    • Tennessee
      • Unicoi County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Mountain Dale [Unicoi County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mountain Dale ...

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.

  • Blooming Rose [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blooming Rose
    • Blooming Rose [Garrett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blooming Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blooming Rose
  • Cranesville [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranesville
    • Cranesville [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Mountain Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranesville
  • Elder Hill [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elder Hill
    • Elder Hill [Garrett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Mountain Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elder Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elder Hill
  • Five Forks [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Mountain Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Friendsville [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendsville
      • Friendsville [Garrett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Dale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friendsville<4>
    • Gravel Hill [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Hill
      • Gravel Hill [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Hill
    • Lake Ford [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ford
      • Lake Ford [Garrett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Mountain Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ford
    • Little Sandy [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Sandy
      • Little Sandy [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Dale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Sandy
    • Locust Grove [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Garrett County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Sand Spring [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Spring
      • Sand Spring [Garrett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Spring
    • Sugar Valley [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Valley
      • Sugar Valley [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Valley
    • Valley Point [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Point
      • Valley Point [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Mountain Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Point

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 Mountain Dale. 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 ...
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Uniontown is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Mountain Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<5>
    • Ralph Chambers     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at the age of 76. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Uniontown is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Mountain Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers<5>
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Mountain Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<5>
    • Myrna J. Darby     (Actree)
      • Actree. She was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 10, 1908 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday September 26, 1929 at the age of 21. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Connellsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Mountain Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna J. Darby<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Mountain Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<5>
    • Charles Cloyd 'Chuck' Hostetler     (Major League Baseball)
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Mountain Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<5>
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cumberland (Maryland) on Saturday June 14, 1930 and died in Salisbury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the age of 76. He is buried at St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Cumberland is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the east of Mountain Dale.
      • Salisbury is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Mountain Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Mallory<5>
    • Matt McHugh     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at the age of 77. We don't have any burial details.
      • Connellsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Mountain Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh<5>
    • John Y. Woodruff     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 5, 1915 and died in Fountain Hills (Arizona) on Tueday October 30, 2007 at the age of 92. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Connellsville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Mountain Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Y. Woodruff<5>

How Far From Mountain Dale to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingwood, which is the Seat of Preston County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mountain Dale to Kingwood, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the southwest (SW). 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 141 miles [226.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> 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).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,684 miles [10,756.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,559 miles [7,337 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Dale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6173, Longitude: -79.5142       In this case, the coordinates for Mountain Dale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mountain Dale 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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Mountain Dale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.332 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.189 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.509 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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