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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from War Eagle to Williamson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 59 miles [95 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,163 miles [9,918.4 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 6,875 miles [11,064.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,750 miles [7,644.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named War Eagle ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for War Eagle, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near War Eagle ...

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.

Gilbert   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of War Eagle   [Map]
Gilbert Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Horsepen (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hull   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hurricane (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Ikes Fork   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Johnnycake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Justice   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Longpole   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mohawk   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Panther   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodman (KY)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Wyoming City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [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 War Eagle. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of War Eagle

Stirrat [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of War Eagle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<7>
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of War Eagle

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for War Eagle. 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' distance beginning in War Eagle. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- War Eagle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in War Eagle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5284, Longitude: -81.9440     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for War Eagle 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 War Eagle 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 310.862 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.621 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.255 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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