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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 Rupert, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rupert and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Rupert:
    • 37.963172, -80.689389
    • 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 Rupert
  • 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

Communities Also Named Rupert ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Rupert.

Within West Virginia, the name Rupert is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, eight are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This Rupert is located in Van Buren County and lies 682 miles [1,097.6 km]<1> to the west of the Rupert that is located in Greenbrier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Rupert.
    • British Columbia
      • This Rupert lies 2,750 miles [4,425.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rupert that is located in Greenbrier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
    • California
      • Yuba County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Rupert [Yuba County].
    • Georgia
      • Taylor County
      • This Rupert is located in Taylor County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Rupert that is located in Greenbrier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Rupert.
    • Idaho
      • Minidoka County
      • This Rupert is located in Minidoka County and lies 1,755 miles [2,824.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Rupert that is located in Greenbrier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Minidoka County community of Rupert.
    • Minnesota
      • Big Stone County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Rupert [Big Stone County].
    • Ohio
      • Madison County
      • This Rupert is located in Madison County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Rupert that is located in Greenbrier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Rupert.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Columbia County
      • This Rupert is located in Columbia County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rupert that is located in Greenbrier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Rupert.
    • Quebec
      • This Rupert lies 585 miles [941.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Rupert that is located in Greenbrier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
    • Vermont
      • Bennington County
      • This Rupert is located in Bennington County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<1> to the northeast of the Rupert that is located in Greenbrier County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rupert
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bennington County community of Rupert.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rupert ...

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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Rupert
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crag have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Rupert
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dennis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Rupert
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmdale
  • Leslie [Greenbrier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
    • Leslie [Greenbrier County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Rupert
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leslie
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lilly Park [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilly Park
      • Lilly Park [Greenbrier County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rupert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilly Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Rupert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maywood
    • Meadow Bluff [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Bluff
      • Meadow Bluff [Greenbrier County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rupert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Bluff
    • 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 northwest of Rupert
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orient Hill
    • Rock Cliff [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Cliff
      • Rock Cliff [Greenbrier County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rupert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Cliff
    • Sturgeon Branch [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgeon Branch
      • Sturgeon Branch [Fayette County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Rupert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgeon Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 Rupert. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Rupert.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Johnson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewisburg, which is the Seat of Greenbrier County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rupert to Lewisburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 57 miles [91.7 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 207 miles [333.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,092 miles [9,804.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,802 miles [10,946.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,678 miles [7,528.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rupert. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rupert) 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 Rupert. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RupertOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rupert. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9632, Longitude: -80.6894    
<2>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Rupert 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.
<3>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.
<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 Rupert 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 310.101 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.816 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.586 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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