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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 Woodsfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Woodsfield and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Woodsfield:
    • 39.761166, -81.116669
    • 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 Woodsfield
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Woodsfield ...

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.

  • Altitude [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altitude
    • Altitude [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Woodsfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altitude have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altitude
  • Coats [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coats
    • Coats [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Woodsfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coats have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coats
  • Cranenest [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranenest
    • Cranenest [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Woodsfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranenest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranenest
  • Decker [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decker
    • Decker [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Woodsfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decker
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    • Hartshorn [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartshorn
      • Hartshorn [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Woodsfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartshorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartshorn
    • Hilltop [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Woodsfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Hope Ridge [Monroe County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Ridge
      • Hope Ridge [Monroe County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Woodsfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jacobsburg [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacobsburg
      • Jacobsburg [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Woodsfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacobsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacobsburg
    • Jerusalem [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerusalem
      • Jerusalem [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Woodsfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerusalem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerusalem
    • Lewisville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Woodsfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
    • Plainview [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Woodsfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Six Point [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Point
      • Six Point [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Woodsfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Point

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 Woodsfield. 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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    • Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett     (Major League Baseball)
    • Henrietta Crosman     (Actress)
    • Gene 'Augie' Freese     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (WV) on January 8, 1934 (a Monday) and died in Metairie (LA) on June 18, 2013 (a Tueday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Wheeling is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Woodsfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene 'Augie' Freese<3>
    • Rob Garrison     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wheeling (WV) on January 23, 1960 (a Saturday) and died in Wheeling (WV) on September 27, 2019 (a Friday) at the age of 59. The body was cremated.
      • Wheeling is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Woodsfield.
      • Wheeling is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Woodsfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rob Garrison<3>
    • Florence Harding     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923). She was born in Marion (OH) on August 15, 1860 (a Wednesday) and died in Oak Grove (OH) on November 21, 1924 (a Friday) at the age of 64. She is buried at Harding Memorial Park (Marion County, Ohio).
      • Oak Grove is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Woodsfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Florence Harding<3>
    • Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard     (Suffragette)
    • Eleanor Steber     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Wheeling (WV) on July 17, 1914 (a Friday) and died on October 3, 1990 (a Wednesday) at the age of 76. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Ohio County, West Virginia).
      • Wheeling is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Woodsfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Steber<3>
    • August 'Gus' Wagner     (Tatto artist, wood carver, painter)
      • Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (OH) on June 16, 1872 (a Sunday) and died on June 10, 1941 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas).
      • Marietta is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Woodsfield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<3>

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

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

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    • Columbus, which is the State Capital of Ohio, lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Woodsfield to Columbus, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 225 miles [362.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,029 miles [9,702.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,747 miles [10,858.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,622 miles [7,438.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Ohio

About Monroe County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Woodsfield. 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' (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- Woodsfield) 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 Woodsfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WoodsfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodsfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7612, Longitude: -81.1167    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Woodsfield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.307 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.319 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.168 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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