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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Price Hill 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 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,990 miles [9,640 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 6,705 miles [10,790.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,581 miles [7,372.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Price Hill ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Price Hill.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Price Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 4 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia

Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Price Hill, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the Southwest

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Price Hill, Raleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South Southwest

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Price Hill, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the West


Washington County

Our profile page for Price Hill, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the South Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Price Hill ...

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.

Booth   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Price Hill   [Map]
Edna   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Evans Ferry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Everettville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flaggy Meadow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Georgetown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Harmony Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Jerome Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Falls   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lowsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
National   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Park Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Randall   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Richard   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Richwood (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Forge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
South Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Star City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Price Hill. 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 north of Price Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<7>
John Dickson Carr
  Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 70. He was buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina) [Map].

Uniontown [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Price Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr
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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Price Hill

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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Price Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Price Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6042, Longitude: -79.9965     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Price Hill 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 Price Hill 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 309.627 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.521 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.726 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:

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