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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 Aberdeen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Aberdeen 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 Aberdeen:
    • 39.058429, -80.315920
    • 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 Aberdeen
  • 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 Aberdeen ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Aberdeen.

Within West Virginia, the name Aberdeen is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 31 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 31 communities, 27 are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Aberdeen, we know of nine communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Cross County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Aberdeen [Cross County].
      • Monroe County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Monroe County and lies 681 miles [1,096 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Aberdeen.
    • British Columbia
      • This Aberdeen lies 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • California
      • Inyo County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Inyo County and lies 2,053 miles [3,304 km]<2> to the west of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Inyo County community of Aberdeen.
    • Colorado
      • Gunnison County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Gunnison County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gunnison County community of Aberdeen.
    • Florida
      • Jackson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Aberdeen [Jackson County].
      • Palm Beach County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Palm Beach County and lies 863 miles [1,388.9 km]<2> to the south of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palm Beach County community of Aberdeen.
    • Georgia
      • Colquitt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Aberdeen [Colquitt County].
      • Emanuel County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Aberdeen [Emanuel County].
      • Fayette County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Fayette County and lies 457 miles [735.5 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Aberdeen.
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Bingham County and lies 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bingham County community of Aberdeen.
    • Indiana
      • Ohio County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Ohio County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km]<2> to the west of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ohio County community of Aberdeen.
      • Porter County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Porter County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km] to the west northwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Porter County community of Aberdeen.
    • Kentucky
      • Butler County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Butler County and lies 367 miles [590.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Aberdeen.
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Harford County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km]<2> to the east of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Aberdeen.
    • Massachusetts
      • Suffolk County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Suffolk County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Aberdeen.
    • Mississippi
      • Monroe County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Monroe County and lies 582 miles [936.6 km]<2> to the southwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Aberdeen.
    • Missouri
      • Pike County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Aberdeen [Pike County].
    • Montana
      • Big Horn County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Big Horn County and lies 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Big Horn County community of Aberdeen.
    • North Carolina
      • Bertie County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Bertie County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bertie County community of Aberdeen.
      • Moore County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Moore County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km]<2> to the south of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moore County community of Aberdeen.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Aberdeen lies 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Ohio
      • Brown County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Brown County and lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<2> to the west of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Aberdeen.
    • Ontario
      • This Aberdeen lies 356 miles [572.9 km]<2> to the north of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lackawanna County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Lackawanna County and lies 299 miles [481.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Aberdeen.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Lancaster County and lies 211 miles [339.6 km] to the east northeast of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Aberdeen.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Aberdeen lies 1,538 miles [2,475.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • South Dakota
      • Brown County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Brown County and lies 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Aberdeen.
    • Texas
      • Collingsworth County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Collingsworth County and lies 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km]<2> to the west of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collingsworth County community of Aberdeen.
    • Utah
      • Iron County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Iron County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Aberdeen.
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • This Aberdeen is located in Grays Harbor County and lies 2,232 miles [3,592.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Aberdeen that is located in Lewis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grays Harbor County community of Aberdeen.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands
      • Distance: 8,897 miles [14,318.3 km]<2> to the north
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Australia
      • - New South Wales
      • Distance: 9,553 miles [15,374.1 km]<2> to the west
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • - Queensland
      • Distance: 9,481 miles [15,258.2 km] to the west
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • - Tasmania
      • Distance: 9,992 miles [16,080.6 km] to the west southwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Hong Kong
      • Distance: 8,093 miles [13,024.4 km]<2> to the north northwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jamaica
      • Distance: 1,449 miles [2,331.9 km]<2> to the south
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Scotland
      • Distance: 3,592 miles [5,780.8 km]<2> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Sierra Leone
      • Distance: 4,617 miles [7,430.3 km]<2> to the east
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • South Africa
      • Distance: 8,290 miles [13,341.5 km]<2> to the east southeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aberdeen ...

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.

  • Atlas [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlas
    • Atlas [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Aberdeen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlas
  • Berlin [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin [Lewis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Aberdeen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Fisher Hill [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher Hill
    • Fisher Hill [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Aberdeen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher Hill
  • Heavner [Upshur County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heavner
    • Heavner [Upshur County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Aberdeen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heavner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hickory Hills [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hills
      • Hickory Hills [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Aberdeen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hills
    • Homeland [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeland
      • Homeland [Lewis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Aberdeen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeland
    • Jane Lew [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jane Lew
      • Jane Lew [Lewis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Aberdeen
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jane Lew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jane Lew<5>
    • Johnstown [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Aberdeen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Quiet Dale [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quiet Dale
      • Quiet Dale [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Aberdeen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quiet Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quiet Dale
    • Red Rock [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [Upshur County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Aberdeen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Ruraldale [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruraldale
      • Ruraldale [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Aberdeen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruraldale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruraldale
    • South Park [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Park
      • South Park [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Aberdeen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Park

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 Aberdeen. 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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    • Harvey Bailey     (Crime figure)
      • Full name: John Harvey Bailey
      • Crime figure. He was born in Jane Lew (WV) on August 23, 1887 (a Tueday) and died in Joplin (MO) on March 1, 1979 (a Thursday) at the age of 91.
      • Jane Lew is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Aberdeen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harvey Bailey<6>
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (WV) on May 16, 1928 (a Wednesday) and died in Montgomery (AL) on September 20, 2020 (a Sunday) at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Aberdeen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<6>
    • Anna Marie Jarvis     (Founder of Mother's Day, social activist)
      • Founder of Mother's Day, social activist. She was born in Webster (WV) on May 1, 1864 (a Sunday) and died in West Chester (PA) on November 24, 1948 (a Wednesday) at the age of 84. She is buried at Bluemont Cemetery (Taylor County, West Virginia).
      • Webster is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Aberdeen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anna Marie Jarvis<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Weston, which is the Seat of Lewis County and lies just to the West.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Aberdeen to Charleston, with an average speed<7>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 176 miles [283.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,028 miles [9,701.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,741 miles [10,848.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,617 miles [7,430.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Lewis County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Aberdeen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Aberdeen) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aberdeen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0584, Longitude: -80.3159       In this case, the coordinates for Aberdeen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Aberdeen 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Aberdeen to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.843 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.685 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.057 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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