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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 Scotch Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Scotch Hill 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 Scotch Hill:
    • 39.374259, -79.865902
    • 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 Scotch Hill
  • 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 Scotch Hill ...

We have found three communities that share the name Scotch Hill.

Within West Virginia, the name Scotch Hill is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these three communities, .

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Scotch Hill is located in Otsego County and lies 338 miles [544 km]<1> to the northeast of the Scotch Hill that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Scotch Hill.
    • Nova Scotia
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Scotch Hill.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • This Scotch Hill is located in Clarion County and lies 138 miles [222.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Scotch Hill that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Hill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Scotch Hill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Scotch 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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Chestnut Ridge [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Ridge
    • Chestnut Ridge [Monongalia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Scotch Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Ridge
  • Dent [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dent
    • Dent [Barbour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Scotch Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dent
  • Fellowsville [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fellowsville
    • Fellowsville [Preston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Scotch Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fellowsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fellowsville
  • Hardman [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardman
    • Hardman [Preston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Scotch Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardman
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Independence [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Preston County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Scotch Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Israel [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Israel
      • Israel [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Scotch Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Israel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Israel
    • Kanetown [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanetown
      • Kanetown [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Scotch Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanetown
    • Knottsville [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knottsville
      • Knottsville [Taylor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Scotch Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knottsville
    • Maple Run [Taylor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Run
      • Maple Run [Taylor County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Scotch Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Run
    • Mountain View [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Scotch Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Oriole [Preston County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriole
      • Oriole [Preston County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Scotch Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriole have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Threefork Bridge [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threefork Bridge
      • Threefork Bridge [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Scotch Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threefork Bridge

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 Scotch 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.

  • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Scotch Hill.
      • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Scotch Hill.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Scotch Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<4>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Scotch Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<4>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Scotch Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

How Far From Scotch Hill to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Scotch Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingwood, which is the Seat of Preston County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Scotch Hill to Kingwood, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 155 miles [249.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,995 miles [9,648 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,709 miles [10,797.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,584 miles [7,377.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Scotch Hill) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scotch Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3743, Longitude: -79.8659       In this case, the coordinates for Scotch Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Scotch Hill 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.
<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 Scotch Hill 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 309.557 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.408 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.75 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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