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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Upper Leatherwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Upper Leatherwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Clay [Map], which is the Seat of Clay County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 29 miles [46.7 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Upper Leatherwood to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,088 miles [9,797.7 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 6,801 miles [10,945.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,676 miles [7,525.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Upper Leatherwood ...

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.

Clay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Upper Leatherwood   [Map]
Clay Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hartland   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Jamestown (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Morocco (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Sand Fork   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Spread   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Two Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Whetstone   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Upper Leatherwood. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Upper Leatherwood

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Upper Leatherwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Upper Leatherwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Upper Leatherwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4354, Longitude: -81.1037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Upper Leatherwood 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 Upper Leatherwood 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 310.339 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.158 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.608 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 Upper Leatherwood.



 
 
 

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