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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 Asco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Asco 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 Asco:
    • 37.502057, -81.625941
    • 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 Asco
  • 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 Asco ...

We have found one communities that share the name Asco.

Within West Virginia, the name Asco is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Asco in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Alameda County
      • This Asco is located in Alameda County and lies 2,184 miles [3,514.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Asco that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Asco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alameda County community of Asco.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Asco ...

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.

  • Antler [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antler
    • Antler [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Asco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antler
  • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Asco
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
  • Davy [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
    • Davy [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Asco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
  • Erin [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erin
    • Erin [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Asco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Fanny [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fanny
      • Fanny [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Asco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fanny have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fanny
    • Fanrock [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fanrock
      • Fanrock [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Asco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fanrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fanrock
    • Hemphill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemphill
      • Hemphill [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Asco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemphill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemphill
    • Marine [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marine
      • Marine [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Asco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marine
    • Marytown [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marytown
      • Marytown [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Asco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marytown
    • Premier [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Premier
      • Premier [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Asco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Premier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Premier
    • Twin Branch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Branch
      • Twin Branch [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Asco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Branch
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Asco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming

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 Asco. 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 ...
    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Clifton Alexander Hawkins
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (WV) on July 2, 1937 (a Friday) and died in Columbia (SC) on September 12, 2017 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Asco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Welch, which is the Seat of McDowell County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Asco to Charleston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 266 miles [428.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,151 miles [9,899.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,862 miles [11,043.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,738 miles [7,625.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Asco. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Asco) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Asco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5021, Longitude: -81.6259       In this case, the coordinates for Asco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Asco 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 310.671 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.399 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.129 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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