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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 Garwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Garwood 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 Garwood:
    • 37.482060, -81.321212
    • 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 Garwood
  • 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 Garwood ...

We have found five communities that share the name Garwood.

Within West Virginia, the name Garwood is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Idaho
      • Kootenai County
      • This Garwood is located in Kootenai County and lies 1,916 miles [3,083.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Garwood that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kootenai County community of Garwood.
    • Missouri
      • Reynolds County
      • This Garwood is located in Reynolds County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km]<1> to the west of the Garwood that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reynolds County community of Garwood.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Garwood [Washington County].
    • South Carolina
      • Colleton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Garwood [Colleton County].
    • Texas
      • Colorado County
      • This Garwood is located in Colorado County and lies 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Garwood that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colorado County community of Garwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Garwood ...

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.

  • Basin [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Garwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
  • Blackeagle [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackeagle
    • Blackeagle [Wyoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Garwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackeagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackeagle
  • Bud [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
    • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Garwood
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
  • Cherokee [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Garwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Crumpler [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpler
      • Crumpler [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Garwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumpler
    • Hiawatha [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha
      • Hiawatha [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Garwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiawatha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha
    • Smokeless [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smokeless
      • Smokeless [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Garwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smokeless have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smokeless
    • Widemouth [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widemouth
      • Widemouth [Mercer County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Garwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widemouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Worth [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worth
      • Worth [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Garwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worth

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 Garwood. 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)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Garwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<4>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Garwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65. He is buried at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery (Harrison County, West Virginia).
      • Beckley is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Garwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pineville, which is the Seat of Wyoming County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Garwood to Pineville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 252 miles [405.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,849 miles [11,022.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,725 miles [7,604.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Garwood. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Garwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4821, Longitude: -81.3212       In this case, the coordinates for Garwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Garwood 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.
<3>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.
<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 Garwood 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 310.488 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.188 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.007 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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