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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 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:

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Price Hill to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 235 miles [378.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,116 miles [9,842.7 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 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,703 miles [7,568.7 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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the West Northwest

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Price Hill, Monongalia County   [Map]
Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the North Northeast

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Price Hill, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the West Northwest


Washington County

Our profile page for Price Hill, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 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.

Cranberry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Price Hill   [Map]
Dry Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Glen Jean   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harvey   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hilltop   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lee   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Maple Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Packs Branch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Piney View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Prosperity   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Prudence   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Redstar   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sun   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Turkey Knob   -   2 miles [3.2 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Price Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>

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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 from 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: 37.8823, Longitude: -81.1895     [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 310.403 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.149 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.824 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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