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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 Shady Brook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shady Brook 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 Shady Brook:
    • 39.050649, -80.468980
    • 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 Shady Brook
  • 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 Shady Brook ...

We have found six communities that share the name Shady Brook.

Within West Virginia, the name Shady Brook is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Shady Brook is located in Jefferson County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Shady Brook that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Shady Brook.
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Shady Brook [Dickinson County].
    • New Mexico
      • Taos County
      • This Shady Brook is located in Taos County and lies 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km]<1> to the west of the Shady Brook that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taos County community of Shady Brook.
    • New York
      • Dutchess County
      • This Shady Brook is located in Dutchess County and lies 391 miles [629.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Shady Brook that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dutchess County community of Shady Brook.
    • North Carolina
      • Cabarrus County
      • This Shady Brook is located in Cabarrus County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<1> to the south of the Shady Brook that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cabarrus County community of Shady Brook.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Shady Brook is located in Weber County and lies 1,659 miles [2,669.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Shady Brook that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Brook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Shady Brook.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shady Brook ...

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.

  • Butchersville [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butchersville
    • Butchersville [Lewis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Shady Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butchersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butchersville
  • Deanville [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanville
    • Deanville [Lewis County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Shady Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanville
  • Fisher Hill [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher Hill
    • Fisher Hill [Lewis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shady Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Hill
  • Freemansburg [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freemansburg
    • Freemansburg [Lewis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shady Brook
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freemansburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freemansburg
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hickory Hills [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Lewis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shady Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Homewood [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Lewis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Shady Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shady Brook
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<4>
    • Lightburn [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lightburn
      • Lightburn [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Shady Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lightburn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lightburn
    • Pricetown [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pricetown
      • Pricetown [Lewis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Shady Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pricetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pricetown
    • Quiet Dale [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quiet Dale
      • Quiet Dale [Lewis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shady Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quiet Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quiet Dale
    • South Park [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Park
      • South Park [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shady Brook
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Park
    • Valley Chapel [Lewis County]

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 Shady Brook. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shady Brook.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<5>

How Far From Shady Brook 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 Shady Brook to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Weston, which is the Seat of Lewis County and lies just to the South.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Shady Brook to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 184 miles [296.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,034 miles [9,710.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,623 miles [7,440 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Lewis County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shady Brook. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Shady Brook) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Brook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0506, Longitude: -80.4690       In this case, the coordinates for Shady Brook have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Shady Brook, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Shady Brook to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.936 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.79 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.126 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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