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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 Shagtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shagtown 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 Shagtown:
    • 39.491751, -80.129522
    • 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 Shagtown
  • 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 Shagtown ...

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.

  • Barrackville [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrackville
    • Barrackville [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Shagtown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrackville
  • Dakota [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dakota
    • Dakota [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Shagtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dakota have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dakota
  • Garden Village [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Village
    • Garden Village [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Shagtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Village
  • Graham Heights [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham Heights
    • Graham Heights [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Shagtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham Heights
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    • Hillcrest [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Shagtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Hopewell [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Shagtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Meadowdale [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowdale
      • Meadowdale [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Shagtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowdale
    • Montana [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montana
      • Montana [Marion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shagtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montana
    • Mount Harmony [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Harmony
      • Mount Harmony [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shagtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Harmony
    • New England [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New England
      • New England [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shagtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New England have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New England
    • Pettyjohn [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pettyjohn
      • Pettyjohn [Marion County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shagtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettyjohn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant View [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shagtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View

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 Shagtown. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Shagtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<3>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Shagtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<3>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shagtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fairmont, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 112 miles [180.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Shagtown to Charleston, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 170 miles [273.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,001 miles [9,657.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,716 miles [10,808.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,591 miles [7,388.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Shagtown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shagtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4918, Longitude: -80.1295       In this case, the coordinates for Shagtown 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Shagtown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.712 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.602 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.824 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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