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Virginia Heights, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia Heights and extending to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Virginia Heights to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,121 miles [9,850.8 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 6,835 miles [10,999.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,711 miles [7,581.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Virginia Heights ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Virginia Heights.

While the name Virginia Heights is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Virginia Heights, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km] to the West Northwest.


Arlington County

Our profile page for Virginia Heights, Arlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East.

Bristol City

Our profile page for Virginia Heights, Bristol City   [Map]

Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the South.

Henrico County

Our profile page for Virginia Heights, Henrico County   [Map]

Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Roanoke City

Our profile page for Virginia Heights, Roanoke City   [Map]

Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Virginia 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.

Amandaville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Virginia Heights   [Map]

Cross Lanes   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Green Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Institute   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Lincoln Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Lone Oak Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Nitro   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

River Bend   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Rock Branch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rolling Meadows   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Scary   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Strawberry Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Sun Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Tornado   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Virginia 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Virginia Heights

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3859, Longitude: -81.8515     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Virginia 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 Virginia 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 310.794 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.67 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.947 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:

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