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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 Rock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Salt Rock 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 Rock:
    • 38.323143, -82.220977
    • 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 Rock
  • 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 Rock ...

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

Within West Virginia, the name Salt Rock is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Jackson County
      • This Salt Rock is located in Jackson County and lies 108 miles [173.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Salt Rock that is located in Cabell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Rock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Salt Rock.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Salt Rock ...

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.

  • Blue Sulphur [Cabell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Sulphur
    • Blue Sulphur [Cabell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Salt Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Sulphur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Sulphur
  • Branchland [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchland
    • Branchland [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Salt Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchland<3>
  • Fudges Creek [Cabell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fudges Creek
    • Fudges Creek [Cabell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Salt Rock
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fudges Creek
  • Indian Meadows [Cabell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Meadows
    • Indian Meadows [Cabell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Salt Rock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Meadows
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Inez [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
      • Inez [Cabell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Salt Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
    • Martha [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martha
      • Martha [Cabell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Salt Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martha
    • Pleasant View [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Salt Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Portersville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portersville
      • Portersville [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Salt Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portersville
    • Prairietown [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairietown
      • Prairietown [Cabell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Salt Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairietown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairietown
    • Rolling Hills [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Cabell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Salt Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Sarah [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarah
      • Sarah [Cabell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Salt Rock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarah

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 Rock. 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 ...
    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Salt Rock.
      • Ceredo is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Salt Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<4>
    • Clyde Lee McCoy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Ashland (Kentucky) on Tueday December 29, 1903 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 11, 1990 at the age of 86. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Ashland is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Salt Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clyde Lee McCoy<4>
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Salt Rock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntington, which is the Seat of Cabell County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Salt Rock to Huntington, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,854 miles [11,030.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,729 miles [7,610.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Cabell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cabell County: www.cabellcounty.org/

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- Salt Rock) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Salt Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3231, Longitude: -82.2210       In this case, the coordinates for Salt Rock 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 Salt Rock 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 311.02 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.919 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.127 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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