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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 Skeetersville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Skeetersville 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 Skeetersville:
    • 39.364267, -77.815550
    • 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 Skeetersville
  • 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 Skeetersville ...

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.

  • Blair [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair
    • Blair [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Skeetersville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blair
  • Halltown [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halltown
    • Halltown [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Skeetersville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
  • Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpers Ferry
    • Harpers Ferry [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Skeetersville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpers Ferry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harpers Ferry<3>
  • Heatherfield [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heatherfield
    • Heatherfield [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Skeetersville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heatherfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heatherfield
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    • Horse Shoe Bend [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe Bend
      • Horse Shoe Bend [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Skeetersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe Bend
    • Leetown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Skeetersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Lower Town [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Town
      • Lower Town [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Skeetersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Town
    • Mount Pleasant [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Skeetersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Pleasantville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Skeetersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
    • Rose Hill [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Hill
      • Rose Hill [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Skeetersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Hill
    • Sandy Hook [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Skeetersville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Skeetersville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,922 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherdstown<3>
    • Silver Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Grove
      • Silver Grove [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Skeetersville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Grove

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 Skeetersville. 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.

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    • Max Bishop     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 5, 1899 and died in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday February 24, 1962 at the age of 62.
      • Waynesboro is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Skeetersville.
      • Waynesboro is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Skeetersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Bishop<4>
    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Skeetersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<4>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Charles Town is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Skeetersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>
    • Patsy Cline     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Winchester (Virginia) on Thursday September 8, 1932 and died in Camden (Tennessee) on Tueday March 5, 1963 at the age of 30.
      • Winchester is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Skeetersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Cline<4>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Skeetersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<4>
    • Donald 'Don' Heffner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Rouzerville (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 8, 1911 and died in Pasadena (California) on Tueday August 1, 1989 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Rouzerville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Skeetersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Don' Heffner<4>
    • Elizabeth Monroe     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe (1817 - 1825))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe (1817 - 1825). She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at the age of 62. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Aldie is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Skeetersville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charles Town, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Skeetersville to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 52 miles [83.7 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,910 miles [9,511.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,619 miles [10,652.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,495 miles [7,234 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

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- Skeetersville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skeetersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3643, Longitude: -77.8156       In this case, the coordinates for Skeetersville 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 Skeetersville 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 308.323 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.003 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.866 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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