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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Rose 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 Rose 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 Rose Hill to:

  • Charles Town [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 217 miles [349.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Rose Hill to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 55 miles [88.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,909 miles [9,509.6 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 6,618 miles [10,650.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,494 miles [7,232.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Rose Hill ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Rose Hill.

While the name Rose Hill is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 54 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Covington County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Southwest

Elmore County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Southwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Drew County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Drew County   [Map]
Distance: About 870 miles [1,400.1 km] to the West Southwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,244 miles [3,611.4 km] to the West

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Delaware

New Castle County

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

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Florida

Citrus County

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

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Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Chatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the South Southwest

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Southwest

Oconee County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Oconee County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Southwest

Pike County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Cook County

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

DuPage County

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

Jasper County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the West

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Iowa

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Mahaska County   [Map]
Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the West

Neosho County

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

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Kentucky

Carter County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the West Southwest

Mercer County

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

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Louisiana

Vermilion Parish

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Vermilion Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km] to the Southwest

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Rose Hill, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the Southeast

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Mississippi

Jasper County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the Southwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Johnson County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the West

Saint Louis County

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

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Valley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,546 miles [2,488 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

New York County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, New York County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the East Northeast

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Onondaga County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the North Northeast

Seneca County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Seneca County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North

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North Carolina

Duplin County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Duplin County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the South

Warren County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the South

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Ohio

Darke County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Darke County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the West Northwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Hamilton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Rose Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the North

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the South Southwest

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the South Southwest

Florence County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the South Southwest

Georgetown County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Georgetown County   [Map]
Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the South Southwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Madison County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Montgomery County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the West Southwest

Unicoi County

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

Union County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the West Southwest

Harris County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the West Southwest

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the South Southwest

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 57 miles [91.7 km] to the Southeast

Lee County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the West Southwest

Prince William County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 64 miles [103 km] to the South Southeast

Rappahannock County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, Rappahannock County   [Map]
Distance: About 50 miles [80.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Rose Hill, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,258 miles [3,633.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Rose 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.

Chestnut Grove (MD)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Rose Hill   [Map]
Dogtown (MD)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Egypt   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Files Crossroad   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Flickersville (MD)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Grubbs Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Halltown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Harpers Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Heatherfield   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Horse Shoe Bend (MD)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Irish Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leetown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lower Town   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Pleasantville (MD)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Porterstown (MD)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Scrabble   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Shepherdstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Swan Pond   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [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 Rose 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.

John Brown
  Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Rose Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<9>
 
Jane Harrison
  Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency. She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at an age of 41.

Mercersburg [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Rose Hill

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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' distance starting in Rose Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rose Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rose Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4107, Longitude: -77.8278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rose 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 Rose 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 308.327 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.015 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.854 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 Rose Hill 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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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rose Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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