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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Satterfield 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 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<1> community of Satterfield once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Satterfield to:

  • Fairmont [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Satterfield to Fairmont, with an average speed<3> 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 [Map], 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 [Map]) 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,009 miles [9,670.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,600 miles [7,403 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Satterfield ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Satterfield.

While the name Satterfield is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Pennsylvania

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Satterfield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the Northeast

Tennessee

Maury County

Our profile page for Satterfield, Maury County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the West Southwest

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 talk 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   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Satterfield   [Map]
Brink   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Curtisville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Downs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flyblow (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Four States   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hazel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Homewood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Joetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Margaret   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pricetown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   4 miles [6.4 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 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  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 an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Satterfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<8>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Satterfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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 Satterfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Satterfield. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5429, Longitude: -80.3898     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Satterfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.869 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.788 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.921 degrees.

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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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