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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 Aspinall, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Aspinall 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 Aspinall:
    • 38.926206, -80.604261
    • 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 Aspinall
  • 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 Aspinall ...

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.

  • Arnold [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold
    • Arnold [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Aspinall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
  • Bower [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bower
    • Bower [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Aspinall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bower
  • Bulltown [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bulltown
    • Bulltown [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Aspinall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bulltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bulltown
  • Copen [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copen
    • Copen [Braxton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Aspinall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copen
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    • Dusk [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusk
      • Dusk [Gilmer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Aspinall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dusk
    • Dutch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch
      • Dutch [Braxton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Aspinall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch
    • Gem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gem
      • Gem [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Aspinall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gem
    • Homewood [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Lewis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Aspinall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Orlando [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orlando
      • Orlando [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Aspinall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orlando
    • Pricetown [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pricetown
      • Pricetown [Lewis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Aspinall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pricetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pricetown
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Aspinall
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Stouts Mills [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stouts Mills
      • Stouts Mills [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Aspinall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stouts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stouts Mills
    • Walkersville [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
      • Walkersville [Lewis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Aspinall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkersville

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 Aspinall. 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 ...
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Aspinall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harvey Bailey<3>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Aspinall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Weston, which is the Seat of Lewis County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Aspinall to Weston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 191 miles [307.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,045 miles [9,728.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,759 miles [10,877.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,634 miles [7,457.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Lewis County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aspinall. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aspinall) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aspinall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9262, Longitude: -80.6043       In this case, the coordinates for Aspinall 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 Aspinall 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 310.022 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.87 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.228 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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