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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 Salt Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Salt Hill 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 Salt Hill:
    • 38.777586, -81.685129
    • 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 Salt Hill
  • 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 Salt Hill ...

We have found one communities that share the name Salt Hill.

Within West Virginia, the name Salt Hill is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Salt Hill in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Jack County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Jack County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jack County community of Salt Hill.

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

  • Danstown [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danstown
    • Danstown [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Salt Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danstown
  • Edgar [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar
    • Edgar [Jackson County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Salt Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Evans [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans
    • Evans [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Salt Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans
  • Fairplain [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplain
    • Fairplain [Jackson County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Salt Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplain
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gay [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay
      • Gay [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Salt Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gay
    • Mentor [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mentor
      • Mentor [Jackson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Salt Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mentor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parchment Valley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parchment Valley
      • Parchment Valley [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Salt Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parchment Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parchment Valley
    • Pleasant Hill [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Salt Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Plum Orchard [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Orchard
      • Plum Orchard [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Orchard
    • Skidmore [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skidmore
      • Skidmore [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Salt Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skidmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidmore

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 Salt 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Salt Hill.
      • West Columbia is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Salt Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<4>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Salt Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<4>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Salt Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<4>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gallipolis (Ohio) on Monday September 11, 1944 and died in Short Gap (West Virginia) on Friday January 9, 2009 at the age of 64. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Gallipolis is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Salt Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ripley, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Salt Hill to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 250 miles [402.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,096 miles [9,810.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,812 miles [10,962.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,687 miles [7,543 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Salt Hill. 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>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 Salt Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Salt Hill) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7776, Longitude: -81.6851       In this case, the coordinates for Salt Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Salt Hill 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 310.684 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.603 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.748 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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