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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 123 miles [197.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Uffington to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 164 miles [263.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,990 miles [9,640 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 6,705 miles [10,790.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,580 miles [7,370.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Uffington ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Uffington.

While the name Uffington is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Uffington, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ontario

Our profile page for Uffington   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the North


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


England   [Map]

Distance: About 3,710 miles [5,970.7 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Uffington ...

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.

Booth   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Uffington   [Map]
Edna   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Evans Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Everettville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Flaggy Meadow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Harmony Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hog Eye   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Jerome Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Little Falls   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lowsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
National   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Park Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Price Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Richard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Richwood (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Ridgedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock Forge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
South Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Tanglewood   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Uffington. 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.

Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)
  Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Millsboro [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Uffington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<7>
 
Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Uffington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Uffington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Uffington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5865, Longitude: -79.9762     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Uffington 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 Uffington 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 309.615 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.506 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.723 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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