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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 Rough Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rough Run 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 Rough Run:
    • 38.895389, -79.119757
    • 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 Rough Run
  • 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 Rough Run ...

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.

  • Bass [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass
    • Bass [Hardy County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Rough Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass
  • Brake [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brake
    • Brake [Hardy County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Rough Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brake
  • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Rough Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
  • Cabins [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabins
    • Cabins [Grant County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rough Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cabins<3>
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    • Miles [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles
      • Miles [Pendleton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Rough Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles
    • Pansy [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansy
      • Pansy [Grant County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rough Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pansy
    • Peru [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Hardy County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rough Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Seemly [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seemly
      • Seemly [Grant County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Rough Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seemly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Town Hill [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Hill
      • Town Hill [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Rough Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Hill

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 Rough Run. 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.

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    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Rough Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<4>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Rough Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

How Far From Rough Run to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Rough Run to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Petersburg, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies just to the North.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 140 miles [225.3 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Rough Run to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 111 miles [178.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,985 miles [9,631.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,571 miles [7,356.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Grant County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rough Run. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rough Run) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rough Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8954, Longitude: -79.1198       In this case, the coordinates for Rough Run have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Rough Run to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.128 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.847 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.598 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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