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Riverview Heights, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Riverview Heights.

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How Far From Riverview Heights 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 Riverview Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Riverview Heights to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,033 miles [9,709.2 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 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,622 miles [7,438.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Riverview Heights ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Riverview Heights.

While the name Riverview Heights is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Riverview Heights, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the South


Kendall County

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

New Brunswick

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


Hamilton County

Our profile page for Riverview Heights, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West

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Our profile page for Riverview Heights   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Halifax County

Our profile page for Riverview Heights, Halifax County   [Map]
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Riverview Heights ...

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.

Butchersville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Riverview Heights   [Map]
Deanville   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Fisher Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Homeland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Homewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jane Lew   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Lightburn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pricetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
South Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley Chapel   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riverview Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0759, Longitude: -80.4670     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Riverview Heights 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 Riverview Heights 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 309.934 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.792 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.117 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Riverview Heights 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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