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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Weirwood to Fayetteville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,119 miles [9,847.6 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 6,830 miles [10,991.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,706 miles [7,573.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weirwood ...

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

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Northampton County

Our profile page for Weirwood, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Weirwood ...

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.

Clear Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Weirwood   [Map]
Cranberry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dry Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Glen Jean   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Harper   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Harper Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Lee   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Lively   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Long Branch   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Maple Fork   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Mount Hope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Packs Branch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Price Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Prosperity   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Roseville (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Scarbro   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sun   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Turkey Knob   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [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 Weirwood. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Weirwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<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 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Weirwood. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Weirwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weirwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8948, Longitude: -81.2704     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weirwood 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 Weirwood 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 310.451 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.206 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.855 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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