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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Keyser [Map], which is the Seat of Mineral County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Skyline to Keyser, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 150 miles [241.4 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 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 115 miles [185.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,967 miles [9,603 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 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,554 miles [7,329 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Skyline ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Skyline.

While the name Skyline is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Skyline, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the Southwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Skyline, Arapahoe County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

El Paso County

Our profile page for Skyline, El Paso County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in El Paso County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Skyline, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the Southwest

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Idaho

Bonneville County

Our profile page for Skyline, Bonneville County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bonneville County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Skyline, Letcher County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Skyline, Prince George's County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Prince George's County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Minnesota

Blue Earth County

Our profile page for Skyline, Blue Earth County   [Map]
Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Skyline, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Skyline, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,734 miles [2,790.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for Skyline, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Skyline, Moore County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Moore County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Skyline, Hamilton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Skyline   [Map]
Distance: About 451 miles [725.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Skyline ...

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.

Blaine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Skyline   [Map]
Claysville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Crosstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elk Garden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Hartmansville   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Martin   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Mount Storm   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Standard (MD)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Sulphur City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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 Skyline. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  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 an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Skyline

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skyline. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3237, Longitude: -79.1292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Skyline 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 Skyline 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 309.113 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.896 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.448 degrees.

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<7>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 Skyline 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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<8>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.

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