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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Gorman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gorman and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Gorman:
    • 36.036534, -78.823340
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Gorman
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Gorman ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Gorman.

Within North Carolina, the name Gorman is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, eight are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Gorman is located in Los Angeles County and lies 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km]<1> to the west of the Gorman that is located in Durham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Gorman.
    • Illinois
      • Grundy County
      • This Gorman is located in Grundy County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Gorman that is located in Durham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Gorman.
    • Louisiana
      • Washington Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Gorman [Washington Parish].
    • Maryland
      • Garrett County
      • This Gorman is located in Garrett County and lies 226 miles [363.7 km]<1> to the north of the Gorman that is located in Durham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garrett County community of Gorman.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Gorman.
    • South Dakota
      • Potter County
      • This Gorman is located in Potter County and lies 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Gorman that is located in Durham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Potter County community of Gorman.
    • Tennessee
      • Humphreys County
      • This Gorman is located in Humphreys County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the west of the Gorman that is located in Durham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humphreys County community of Gorman.
    • Texas
      • Eastland County
      • This Gorman is located in Eastland County and lies 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km]<1> to the west of the Gorman that is located in Durham County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eastland County community of Gorman.
    • West Virginia
      • Grant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Gorman [Grant County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gorman ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Colony Park [Durham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colony Park
    • Colony Park [Durham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colony Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colony Park
  • Few [Durham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Few
    • Few [Durham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Few have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Few
  • Glen Forest [Durham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Forest
    • Glen Forest [Durham County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Gorman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Forest
  • Greymoss [Durham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greymoss
    • Greymoss [Durham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greymoss have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greymoss
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Havenhill [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havenhill
      • Havenhill [Durham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havenhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havenhill
    • Heather Glen [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather Glen
      • Heather Glen [Durham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heather Glen
    • Heritage Heights [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Heights
      • Heritage Heights [Durham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Heights
    • Joyland [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyland
      • Joyland [Durham County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyland
    • Knap of Reeds [Granville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knap of Reeds
      • Knap of Reeds [Granville County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knap of Reeds have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knap of Reeds
    • Lynn Crossroads [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn Crossroads
      • Lynn Crossroads [Durham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn Crossroads
    • Marywood [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marywood
      • Marywood [Durham County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marywood
    • Oak Grove [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Durham County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Orange Factory [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange Factory
      • Orange Factory [Durham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orange Factory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Factory
    • Rocky Knoll [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Knoll
      • Rocky Knoll [Durham County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Knoll
    • Sandy Plain [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Plain
      • Sandy Plain [Wake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Plain
    • Spring Valley [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Durham County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Suntree [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suntree
      • Suntree [Durham County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suntree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suntree
    • Weaver [Durham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Durham County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Gorman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver

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 Gorman. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • John 'Big John' Baker     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Monday June 10, 1935 and died in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Wednesday October 31, 2007 at the age of 72. He is buried at Carolina Biblical Gardens (Wake County, North Carolina).
      • Raleigh is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Gorman.
      • Raleigh is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Big John' Baker<4>
    • Janis Carter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday October 10, 1913 and died in Durham (North Carolina) on Saturday July 30, 1994 at the age of 80. She is buried at Maplewood Cemetery (Durham County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Carter<4>
    • Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday September 3, 1891 and died in Mount Vernon (New York) on Monday September 25, 1995 at the age of 104. She is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Wake County, North Carolina).
      • Raleigh is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany<4>
    • Rick Ferrell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Thursday October 12, 1905 and died in Bloomfield Hills (Michigan) on Thursday July 27, 1995 at the age of 89. He is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rick Ferrell<4>
    • Randall Jarrell     (Poet)
      • Poet. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday May 6, 1914 and died in Chapel Hill (North Carolina) on Thursday October 14, 1965 at the age of 51. He is buried at New Garden Friends Cemetery (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • Chapel Hill is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Randall Jarrell<4>
    • Andrew Johnson     (17th President of the US (1865 - 1869))
      • 17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at the age of 66.
      • Raleigh is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson<4>
    • Jack 'Galveston Giant' Johnson     (Professional boxer)
    • Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham     (Entertainer)
      • Entertainer. He was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Monday April 18, 1904 and died in Bronx (New York) on Sunday December 13, 1981 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Durham is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham<4>
    • Janis Martin     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Sutherlin (Virginia) on Wednesday March 27, 1940 and died in Durham (North Carolina) on Monday September 3, 2007 at the age of 67. She is buried at Highland Burial Park (Danville City, Virginia).
      • Durham is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Janis Martin<4>
    • Clyde Lensley McPhatter     (Singer)
    • Anita Rose Morris     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Durham (North Carolina) on Sunday March 14, 1943 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday March 2, 1994 at the age of 51. She is buried at Maplewood Cemetery (Durham County, North Carolina).
      • Durham is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anita Rose Morris<4>
    • Soupy Sales     (Comedian)
      • Comedian. He was born in Franklinton (North Carolina) on Friday January 8, 1926 and died in Bronx (New York) on Thursday October 22, 2009 at the age of 83. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Franklinton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Soupy Sales<4>
    • Kate Elizabeth Smith     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Washington, DC on Wednesday May 1, 1907 and died in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Tueday June 17, 1986 at the age of 79.
      • Raleigh is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Gorman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate Elizabeth Smith<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Gorman and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Durham, which is the Seat of Durham County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Gorman to Raleigh, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 220 miles [354.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,097 miles [9,812.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,794 miles [10,933.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,674 miles [7,522.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Durham County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Durham County: www.co.durham.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gorman) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gorman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GormanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gorman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0365, Longitude: -78.8233       In this case, the coordinates for Gorman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Gorman could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Gorman to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.051 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.331 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.461 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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