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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Pleasant Vale to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Vale 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 Vale to:

  • Parsons [Map], which is the Seat of Tucker County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Pleasant Vale 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 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,995 miles [9,648 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 6,707 miles [10,793.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,582 miles [7,374 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Pleasant Vale ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Pleasant Vale.

While the name Pleasant Vale is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Pleasant Vale   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the Northeast

Tennessee

Greene County

Our profile page for Pleasant Vale, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pleasant Vale ...

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)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Pleasant Vale   [Map]
Holly Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lead Mine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lime Rock (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Location   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Parsons   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pierce   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Sell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [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 Vale. 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Pleasant Vale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pleasant Vale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1654, Longitude: -79.6320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pleasant Vale 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 Vale 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 309.424 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.225 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.723 degrees.

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<7>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.

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