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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Slagle to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 270 miles [434.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,146 miles [9,891 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 6,858 miles [11,036.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,734 miles [7,618.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Slagle ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Slagle.

While the name Slagle is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Vernon Parish

Our profile page for Slagle, Vernon Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the West Southwest


Polk County

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

New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Slagle, Colfax County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Slagle ...

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.

Argyle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Slagle   [Map]
Blair   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Chambers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Crown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Ethel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Five Block   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Freeze Fork   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Kelly   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Man   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mineral City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Red Campbell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rum Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sovereign   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunbeam   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Wanda   -   5 miles [8 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 Slagle. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Slagle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>
William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Slagle

Stirrat [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Slagle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slagle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8196, Longitude: -81.8407     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slagle 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 Slagle 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 310.796 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.589 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.121 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 Slagle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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:

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