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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Surveyor to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full 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 244 miles [392.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,126 miles [9,858.8 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 6,837 miles [11,003.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,713 miles [7,584.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Surveyor ...

While the name Surveyor is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Surveyor, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 278 miles [447.4 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Surveyor ...

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.

Glen Daniel   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Surveyor   [Map]
Glen View   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Glen White   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Glen White Junction (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Harper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Harper Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hoohoo   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Jenny Gap (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lester   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Maple Meadow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Trap Hill   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Surveyor. 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 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Surveyor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Surveyor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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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 Surveyor. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Surveyor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Surveyor. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7659, Longitude: -81.3179     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Surveyor 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 Surveyor 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 310.482 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.222 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.916 degrees.

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<7>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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