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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fairmont [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Seven Pines to Fairmont, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six 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 187 miles [300.9 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,010 miles [9,672.2 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 6,726 miles [10,824.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,601 miles [7,404.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Seven Pines ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Seven Pines.

While the name Seven Pines is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Seven Pines, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the Southwest


Inyo County

Our profile page for Seven Pines, Inyo County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the West


Jackson County

Our profile page for Seven Pines, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Southwest


Carroll County

Our profile page for Seven Pines, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Southwest

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Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Seven Pines, Saint Louis County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Juniata County

Our profile page for Seven Pines, Juniata County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the East Northeast

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Gregg County

Our profile page for Seven Pines, Gregg County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Henrico County

Our profile page for Seven Pines, Henrico County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Seven Pines ...

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.

Alliance   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Seven Pines   [Map]
Anthem   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Big Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Brink   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cottontown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Curtisville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Downs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Flyblow (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hazel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Homewood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Joetown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Knob Fork   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Margaret   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Pricetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sincerity   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Uniontown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Seven Pines. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Seven Pines

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Seven Pines

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Seven Pines. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Seven Pines) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seven Pines. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5667, Longitude: -80.4418     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Seven Pines 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 Seven Pines 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 309.90 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.827 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.936 degrees.

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<7>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 Seven Pines, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Seven Pines 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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<9>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:

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