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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 Seneca Rocks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Seneca Rocks 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 Seneca Rocks:
    • 38.834834, -79.376157
    • 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 Seneca Rocks
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seneca Rocks ...

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.

  • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Seneca Rocks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
  • Deer Run [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
    • Deer Run [Pendleton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Seneca Rocks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Run
  • Dryfork [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryfork
    • Dryfork [Randolph County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Seneca Rocks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryfork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryfork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dryfork<3>
  • Hopeville [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
    • Hopeville [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Seneca Rocks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeville
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    • Job [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Job
      • Job [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Seneca Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Job have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Job
    • Key [Pendleton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Key
      • Key [Pendleton County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Seneca Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Key have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Laneville [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laneville
      • Laneville [Tucker County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Seneca Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laneville
    • Little Italy [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Italy
      • Little Italy [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Seneca Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Italy
    • Macksville [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macksville
      • Macksville [Pendleton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Seneca Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macksville
    • Pansy [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansy
      • Pansy [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Seneca Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pansy
    • Stringtown [Tucker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Tucker County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Seneca Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wyoming [Tucker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Tucker County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Seneca Rocks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyoming have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Seneca Rocks. 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 ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Elkins is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Seneca Rocks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Seneca Rocks.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Seneca Rocks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Franklin, which is the Seat of Pendleton County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Seneca Rocks to Franklin, 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 126 miles [202.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 125 miles [201.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,998 miles [9,652.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,709 miles [10,797.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,585 miles [7,378.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Pendleton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Seneca Rocks. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Seneca Rocks) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seneca Rocks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8348, Longitude: -79.3762       In this case, the coordinates for Seneca Rocks 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 Seneca Rocks 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 309.284 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.016 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.73 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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