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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Pisgah.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Pisgah to:

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Pisgah to Kingwood, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 134 miles [215.7 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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 154 miles [247.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,979 miles [9,622.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,693 miles [10,771.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,569 miles [7,353.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pisgah ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Pisgah.

While the name Pisgah is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 28 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Jackson County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 636 miles [1,023.5 km] to the Southwest


Pike County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the West Southwest

Pope County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Pope County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the West Southwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the West Southwest

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San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Pisgah, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,026 miles [3,260.5 km] to the West

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Gilmer County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the Southwest

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Morgan County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 550 miles [885.1 km] to the West

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Harrison County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Woodford County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Woodford County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Union Parish

Our profile page for Pisgah, Union Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the West Southwest

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Charles County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Greene County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Southwest

Prentiss County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the West Southwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the Southwest

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Cooper County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Cooper County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the South

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Butler County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the West

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South Carolina

Sumter County

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Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the South

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DeKalb County

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Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the Southwest

Giles County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Giles County   [Map]
Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the West Southwest

Weakley County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Weakley County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Nacogdoches County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Nacogdoches County   [Map]
Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the West Southwest

Navarro County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Navarro County
This community is historic.
Although located in Navarro County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Augusta County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Augusta County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Augusta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Pisgah, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near 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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bull Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Pisgah   [Map]
Cascade   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cheat Lake   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cheat Neck   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Florence (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greystone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hopewell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Ices Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Laurel Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Little Sandy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Masontown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sugar Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sunset Beach   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 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.

Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)
  Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Millsboro [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Pisgah

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<9>
Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  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 an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Pisgah

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Pisgah

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
Matt McHugh     (Matthew McHugh)
  Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at an age of 77.

Connellsville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Pisgah

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Pisgah. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pisgah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pisgah. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6448, Longitude: -79.7567     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pisgah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Pisgah to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.479 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.359 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.606 degrees.

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<7>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 Pisgah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 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.

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<9>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:

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