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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 Hiram, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hiram 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 Hiram:
    • 41.310191, -81.143274
    • 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 Hiram
  • 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 Hiram ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Hiram.

Within Ohio, the name Hiram is unique.

Beyond Ohio, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Cleburne County
      • This Hiram is located in Cleburne County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleburne County community of Hiram.
    • Georgia
      • Paulding County
      • This Hiram is located in Paulding County and lies 549 miles [883.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Hiram.
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • This Hiram is located in Harlan County and lies 316 miles [508.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harlan County community of Hiram.
    • Maine
      • Oxford County
      • This Hiram is located in Oxford County and lies 554 miles [891.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oxford County community of Hiram.
    • Michigan
      • Montcalm 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 Michigan community of Hiram [Montcalm County].
    • Mississippi
      • Tallahatchie County
      • This Hiram is located in Tallahatchie County and lies 706 miles [1,136.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tallahatchie County community of Hiram.
      • Wilkinson County
      • This Hiram is located in Wilkinson County and lies 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the southwest of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkinson County community of Hiram.
    • Missouri
      • Wayne County
      • This Hiram is located in Wayne County and lies 566 miles [910.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Hiram.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fulton County
      • This Hiram is located in Fulton County and lies 182 miles [292.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Hiram.
    • Tennessee
      • Bedford 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 Tennessee community of Hiram [Bedford County].
    • Texas
      • Kaufman County
      • This Hiram is located in Kaufman County and lies 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kaufman County community of Hiram.
    • West Virginia
      • Barbour County
      • This Hiram is located in Barbour County and lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Hiram that is located in Portage County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiram
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Hiram.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hiram ...

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.

  • Beartown [Geauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
    • Beartown [Geauga County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hiram
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beartown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beartown
  • Drakesburg [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakesburg
    • Drakesburg [Portage County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hiram
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakesburg
  • Evergreen Village [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen Village
    • Evergreen Village [Portage County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hiram
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen Village
  • Freedom [Portage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Portage County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hiram
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
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    • Freedom Dam [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom Dam
      • Freedom Dam [Portage County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hiram
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom Dam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom Dam
    • Freedom Station [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom Station
      • Freedom Station [Portage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hiram
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom Station
    • Greenleafs Corners [Portage County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenleafs Corners
      • Greenleafs Corners [Portage County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hiram
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenleafs Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Julia [Geauga County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julia
      • Julia [Geauga County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hiram
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Julia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Maple Grove [Geauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [Geauga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Hiram
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Nelson [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Portage County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hiram
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nelson<4>
    • Popes Corners [Geauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Popes Corners
      • Popes Corners [Geauga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hiram
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Popes Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Popes Corners
    • Silo [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silo
      • Silo [Portage County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Hiram
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silo

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 Hiram. 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.

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    • Albert Julius 'Lefty' Aber     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Sunday July 31, 1927 and died in Garfield Heights (Ohio) on Thursday May 20, 1993 at the age of 65. He is buried at West Park Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Cleveland is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest of Hiram.
      • Garfield Heights is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Julius 'Lefty' Aber<5>
    • Chris Alcaide     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Youngstown (Ohio) on Monday October 23, 1922 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Wednesday June 30, 2004 at the age of 81. He is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Youngstown is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Alcaide<5>
    • Reverend Ernest Angley     (Televangelist, author)
      • Televangelist, author. He was born in Mooresville (North Carolina) on Tueday August 9, 1921 and died in Akron (Ohio) on Friday May 7, 2021 at the age of 99.
      • Akron is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Ernest Angley<5>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Tallmadge is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<5>
    • Lisa Lou Banes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Chagrin Falls (Ohio) on Saturday July 9, 1955 and died in New York (New York) on Monday June 14, 2021 at the age of 65. We don't have any burial details.
      • Chagrin Falls is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lisa Lou Banes<5>
    • Imogene Bliss     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Sunday February 24, 1918 and died in Cuyahoga Heights (Ohio) on Tueday January 14, 2003 at the age of 84. She is buried at Lake View Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Cleveland is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest of Hiram.
      • Cuyahoga Heights is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Imogene Bliss<5>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Niles (Ohio) on Tueday January 31, 1893 and died in Kirkland (Washington) on Saturday January 7, 1978 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Niles is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<5>
    • Nick Ceroli     (Musician)
    • Tim Conway     (Actor, comedian, writer, director)
      • Actor, comedian, writer, director. He was born in Willoughby (Ohio) on Friday December 15, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday May 14, 2019 at the age of 85. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Willoughby is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tim Conway<5>
    • Dr. William Thomas Corlett     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Orange (Ohio) on Saturday April 15, 1854 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Friday June 11, 1948 at the age of 94. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Orange is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Hiram.
      • Cleveland is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. William Thomas Corlett<5>
    • Cheryl Crawford     (Producer)
      • Producer. She was born in Akron (Ohio) on Wednesday September 24, 1902 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday October 7, 1986 at the age of 84. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Akron is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cheryl Crawford<5>
    • Frank Atwell 'Mickey' Cross     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday January 20, 1873 and died in Aurora (Ohio) on Wednesday November 2, 1932 at the age of 59. He is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Cleveland is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest of Hiram.
      • Aurora is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Atwell 'Mickey' Cross<5>
    • Michael Dokes     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Akron (Ohio) on Sunday August 10, 1958 and died in Akron (Ohio) on Saturday August 11, 2012 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Peace Cemetery (Summit County, Ohio).
      • Akron is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Hiram.
      • Akron is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Hiram.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Dokes<5>

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

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

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    • Ravenna, which is the Seat of Portage County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hiram to Ravenna, with an average speed<6> 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.
    • Columbus, which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 273 miles [439.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,961 miles [9,593.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,685 miles [10,758.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,561 miles [7,340.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hiram) 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 Hiram. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HiramOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hiram. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3102, Longitude: -81.1433       In this case, the coordinates for Hiram 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Hiram 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Hiram to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.258 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.497 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.635 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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