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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 Atwell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Atwell 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 Atwell:
    • 37.349279, -81.762612
    • 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 Atwell
  • 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 Atwell ...

We have found four communities that share the name Atwell.

Within West Virginia, the name Atwell is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Jefferson County
      • This Atwell is located in Jefferson County and lies 292 miles [469.9 km]<1> to the south of the Atwell that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Atwell.
    • Missouri
      • Miller County
      • This Atwell is located in Miller County and lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<1> to the west of the Atwell that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miller County community of Atwell.
    • New York
      • Herkimer County
      • This Atwell is located in Herkimer County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Atwell that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Herkimer County community of Atwell.
    • Texas
      • Callahan County
      • This Atwell is located in Callahan County and lies 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Atwell that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callahan County community of Atwell.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Atwell ...

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.

  • Apple Grove [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
    • Apple Grove [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
  • Beartown [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
    • Beartown [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beartown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beartown
  • Dan [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dan
    • Dan [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Atwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dan
  • English [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English
    • English [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Atwell
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Height [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Height
      • Height [Buchanan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Atwell
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Height. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Height
    • Peapatch [Buchanan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peapatch
      • Peapatch [Buchanan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Atwell
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peapatch. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peapatch
    • Rift [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rift
      • Rift [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rift have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rift
    • Rockridge [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockridge
      • Rockridge [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockridge
    • Union City [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Warriormine [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warriormine
      • Warriormine [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Atwell
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warriormine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warriormine

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 Atwell. 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)
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Atwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Welch, which is the Seat of McDowell County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Atwell to Welch, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the north (N). 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 278 miles [447.4 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 6,164 miles [9,920 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,874 miles [11,062.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,750 miles [7,644.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About McDowell County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atwell. 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- Atwell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3493, Longitude: -81.7626       In this case, the coordinates for Atwell 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Atwell 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 310.754 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.472 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.234 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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