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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the Southeast (SE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 256 miles [412 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Tyler Heights to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,115 miles [9,841.1 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 6,829 miles [10,990.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,705 miles [7,572 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tyler Heights ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Tyler Heights, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tyler Heights ...

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.

Cross Lanes   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Tyler Heights   [Map]
Green Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Institute   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lincoln Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lone Oak Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mound (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Nitro   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Raymond City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rock Branch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Lake Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rocky Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Scary   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Winter   -   5 miles [8 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 Tyler Heights. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Tyler Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<7>

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The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyler Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4312, Longitude: -81.7537     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tyler Heights 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 Tyler Heights 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 310.734 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.608 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.89 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tyler Heights.