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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Salt 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 Salt 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 Salt Hill to:

  • Ripley [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Salt Hill to Charleston, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,096 miles [9,810.6 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 6,812 miles [10,962.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,687 miles [7,543 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Salt Hill ...

While the name Salt Hill is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Jack County

Our profile page for Salt Hill, Jack County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Jack County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Danstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Salt Hill   [Map]
Edgar (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Evans   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fairplain   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Gay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Mentor (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Parchment Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Plum Orchard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Skidmore   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  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 an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Salt Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

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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: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7776, Longitude: -81.6851     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Salt 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 Salt 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 310.684 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.603 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.748 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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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