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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 Satterfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Satterfield 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 Satterfield:
    • 39.542862, -80.389808
    • 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 Satterfield
  • 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 Satterfield ...

We have found two communities that share the name Satterfield.

Within West Virginia, the name Satterfield is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Pennsylvania
      • Sullivan County
      • This Satterfield is located in Sullivan County and lies 248 miles [399.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Satterfield that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satterfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Satterfield.
    • Tennessee
      • Maury County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Satterfield [Maury County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Satterfield ...

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.

  • Big Run [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
    • Big Run [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Satterfield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
  • Brink [Wetzel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brink
    • Brink [Wetzel County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Satterfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brink have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brink
  • Curtisville [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtisville
    • Curtisville [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Satterfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtisville
  • Deep Valley [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Valley
    • Deep Valley [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Satterfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Valley
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Downs [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
      • Downs [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
    • Flyblow [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flyblow
      • Flyblow [Marion County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flyblow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Four States [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four States
      • Four States [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four States have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four States
    • Hazel [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
      • Hazel [Wetzel County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
    • Homewood [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Joetown [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joetown
      • Joetown [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joetown
    • Margaret [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaret
      • Margaret [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaret
    • Pricetown [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pricetown
      • Pricetown [Wetzel County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pricetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pricetown
    • Seven Pines [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines
    • Stringtown [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Satterfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown

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 Satterfield. 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 ...
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Satterfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<4>
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Satterfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<4>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Satterfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Satterfield once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Satterfield and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Fairmont, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Satterfield to Fairmont, 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 105 miles [169 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 184 miles [296.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,009 miles [9,670.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,600 miles [7,403 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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 '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- Satterfield) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Satterfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5429, Longitude: -80.3898       In this case, the coordinates for Satterfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Satterfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Satterfield 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 309.869 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.788 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.921 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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