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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Petersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Grant County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Town Hill to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 112 miles [180.2 km] to the East (E). 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 5,981 miles [9,625.5 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 6,691 miles [10,768.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,567 miles [7,349.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Town Hill ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Town Hill.

While the name Town Hill is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Town Hill, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the East Northeast

Indiana

Brown County

Our profile page for Town Hill, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the West

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Town Hill, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the Northeast

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Town Hill, Luzerne County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Town Hill ...

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.

Arthur   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Town Hill   [Map]
Bass   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cabins   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Fisher   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hopeville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Jordan Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Maysville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Pansy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rough Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Seemly (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [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 Town Hill. 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Town Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<7>

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Town Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0026, Longitude: -79.1314     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Town Hill 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 Town Hill 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 309.13 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.866 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.565 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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