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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Parsons [Map], which is the Seat of Tucker County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 113 miles [181.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Pleasant Run to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East (E). 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 6,004 miles [9,662.5 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 6,716 miles [10,808.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,591 miles [7,388.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pleasant Run ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Pleasant Run.

While the name Pleasant Run is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Cook County

Our profile page for Pleasant Run, Cook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Pleasant Run, Pottawatomie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Pottawatomie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Baltimore County

Our profile page for Pleasant Run, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Pleasant Run, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the East

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Pleasant Run, Burlington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Burlington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Pleasant Run, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Hamilton County

Our profile page for Pleasant Run, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Pleasant Run, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Dallas County

Our profile page for Pleasant Run, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the West Southwest

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

Clover Run (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Pleasant Run   [Map]
Crystal Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elk   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Flora (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Harpertown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holly Meadows   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Leadsville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lime Rock (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lumber (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Meadows   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Mill Run (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Parsons   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Perlytown (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pleasant Vale   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pleasure Valley   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Read   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Texas (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Pleasant Run. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  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 an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Pleasant Run

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pleasant Run. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0443, Longitude: -79.7234     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Run 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 Pleasant Run 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 309.485 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.275 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.805 degrees.

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<7>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 Pleasant Run 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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<8>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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