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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 Atenville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Atenville 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 Atenville:
    • 38.048152, -82.142914
    • 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 Atenville
  • 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 Atenville ...

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.

  • Allen [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Lincoln County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Atenville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Big Creek [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
    • Big Creek [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Atenville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
  • Cove Gap [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Gap
    • Cove Gap [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Atenville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Gap
  • Cuzzie [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuzzie
    • Cuzzie [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Atenville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuzzie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuzzie
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    • Daisy [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
      • Daisy [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
    • Eden Park [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Park
      • Eden Park [Lincoln County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fourteen [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourteen
      • Fourteen [Lincoln County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourteen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fry [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fry
      • Fry [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
    • Gill [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
      • Gill [Lincoln County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
    • Halcyon [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halcyon
      • Halcyon [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halcyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halcyon
    • Harts [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
      • Harts [Lincoln County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harts<3>
    • Price [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Ranger [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
      • Ranger [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger<3>
    • Spears [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spears
      • Spears [Lincoln County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spears have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stone Branch [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Branch
      • Stone Branch [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Atenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Branch

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 Atenville. 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 ...
    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Born: Virginia Ruth Egnor
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (WV) on November 29, 1921 (a Tueday) and died in Ceredo (WV) on October 9, 2001 (a Tueday) at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Atenville.
      • Ceredo is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the northwest of Atenville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<4>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Full name: Charles Elwood Yeager
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (WV) on February 13, 1923 (a Tueday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on December 7, 2020 (a Monday) at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Atenville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hamlin, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Atenville to Hamlin, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,148 miles [9,894.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • 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).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,737 miles [7,623.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lincoln County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Atenville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0482, Longitude: -82.1429       In this case, the coordinates for Atenville 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Atenville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.976 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.828 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.179 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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