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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Scenic Hills to:

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Scenic Hills to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 239 miles [384.6 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 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,066 miles [9,762.3 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 6,783 miles [10,916.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,658 miles [7,496.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Scenic Hills ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Scenic Hills.

While the name Scenic Hills is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the South Southwest

Mobile County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Southwest

Georgia

Catoosa County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Catoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the Southwest

Pennsylvania

Delaware County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Delaware County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Delaware County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Texas

Bexar County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Bexar County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bexar County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Guadalupe County
Although located in Guadalupe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Virginia

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Scenic Hills, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Scenic Hills ...

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.

Boreman   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Scenic Hills   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Murphytown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Red Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Sunrise   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Sunset Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Tallyho   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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 from Scenic Hills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scenic Hills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scenic Hills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2667, Longitude: -81.4815     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scenic Hills 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 Scenic Hills 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 310.547 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.519 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.497 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Scenic Hills could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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