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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 Gates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gates 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 Gates:
    • 37.565680, -80.489788
    • 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 Gates
  • 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 Gates ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Gates.

Within West Virginia, the name Gates is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nineteen communities, eighteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Gates lies 2,233 miles [3,593.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Gates that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
    • California
      • Santa Barbara 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 California community of Gates [Santa Barbara County].
      • Solano County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Gates [Solano County].
    • Colorado
      • Weld County
      • This Gates is located in Weld County and lies 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gates that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Gates.
    • Georgia
      • Brooks County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Gates [Brooks County].
      • Lumpkin County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Gates [Lumpkin County].
    • Kentucky
      • Rowan County
      • This Gates is located in Rowan County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gates that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rowan County community of Gates.
    • Minnesota
      • Stearns 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 Minnesota community of Gates [Stearns County].
    • Missouri
      • Greene 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 Missouri community of Gates [Greene County].
    • Nebraska
      • Custer County
      • This Gates is located in Custer County and lies 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gates that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Gates.
      • Sarpy 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 Nebraska community of Gates [Sarpy County].
    • New York
      • Monroe 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 New York community of Gates [Monroe County].
      • Saratoga County
      • This Gates is located in Saratoga County and lies 524 miles [843.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Gates that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saratoga County community of Gates.
    • North Carolina
      • Gates County
      • This Gates is located in Gates County and lies 217 miles [349.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Gates that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gates County community of Gates.
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Gates is located in Linn County and lies 2,209 miles [3,555 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gates that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Gates.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This Gates is located in Fayette County and lies 163 miles [262.3 km]<1> to the north of the Gates that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Gates.
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens 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 Gates [Pickens County].
    • Tennessee
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Gates is located in Lauderdale County and lies 507 miles [815.9 km]<1> to the west of the Gates that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Gates.
    • Texas
      • Dallas 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 Texas community of Gates [Dallas County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gates ...

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.

  • Crimson Springs [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crimson Springs
    • Crimson Springs [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Gates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crimson Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crimson Springs
  • Gap Mills [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gap Mills
    • Gap Mills [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Gates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gap Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gap Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gap Mills<5>
  • Knobs [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knobs
    • Knobs [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knobs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knobs
  • Lillydale [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillydale
    • Lillydale [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lillydale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillydale
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Monitor [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
      • Monitor [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Gates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monitor
    • Pickaway [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickaway
      • Pickaway [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Gates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickaway have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickaway
    • Rock Camp [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Camp
      • Rock Camp [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Camp
    • Salt Sulphur Springs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Sulphur Springs
      • Salt Sulphur Springs [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Gates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Sulphur Springs
    • Secondcreek [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Secondcreek
      • Secondcreek [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Gates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Secondcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Secondcreek
    • Sinks Grove [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinks Grove
      • Sinks Grove [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sinks Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinks Grove
    • Union [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gates
      • Estimated population in 2019: 540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Gates. 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 ...
    • Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Elliston (Virginia) on Friday June 4, 1886 and died in Roanoke (Virginia) on Sunday February 11, 1968 at the age of 81. He is buried at Sherwood Burial Park (Salem City, Virginia).
      • Elliston is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Gates.
      • Roanoke is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the southeast of Gates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Joseph Biggs, Jr.<6>
    • Katherine Johnson     (Mathematician)
      • Mathematician. She was born in White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia) on Monday August 26, 1918 and died in Newport News (Virginia) on Monday February 24, 2020 at the age of 101. We don't have any burial details.
      • White Sulphur Springs is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Gates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Johnson<6>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 56. He is buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Newport is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Gates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<6>

How Far From Gates to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Gates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Union, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 82 miles [132 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Gates to Charleston, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 208 miles [334.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,101 miles [9,818.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,809 miles [10,958 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,685 miles [7,539.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Monroe County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gates. 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 from Point A (ie- Gates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5657, Longitude: -80.4898       In this case, the coordinates for Gates 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Gates 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Gates to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.99 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.631 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.633 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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