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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Rainelle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rainelle and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Rainelle:
    • 37.97142, -80.762647
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Rainelle
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rainelle ...

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

  • Crag [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crag
    • Crag [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rainelle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crag have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crag
  • Dennis [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dennis
    • Dennis [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainelle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dennis
  • Farmdale [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmdale
    • Farmdale [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rainelle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmdale
  • Honeydew [Fayette County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honeydew
    • Honeydew [Fayette County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rainelle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honeydew have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Leslie [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
      • Leslie [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainelle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
    • Lilly Park [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilly Park
      • Lilly Park [Greenbrier County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainelle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilly Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lilly Park
    • Maywood [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maywood
      • Maywood [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Rainelle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orient Hill
      • Orient Hill [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rainelle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Sturgeon Branch [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon Branch
      • Sturgeon Branch [Fayette County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rainelle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgeon Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Rainelle. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Katherine Johnson     (Mathematician)
      • Mathematician. She was born in White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia) on Monday August 26, 1918 and died in Newport News (Virginia) on Monday February 24, 2020 at the age of 101. We don't have any burial details.
      • White Sulphur Springs is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Rainelle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Johnson<3>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65. He is buried at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery (Harrison County, West Virginia).
      • Beckley is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Rainelle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Rainelle and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewisburg, which is the Seat of Greenbrier County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rainelle to Lewisburg, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 211 miles [339.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,094 miles [9,807.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,805 miles [10,951.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,680 miles [7,531.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rainelle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rainelle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RainelleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainelle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9714, Longitude: -80.7626    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rainelle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.144 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.867 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.615 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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