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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 Gatzmer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gatzmer 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 Gatzmer:
    • 39.185107, -79.383381
    • 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 Gatzmer
  • 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 Gatzmer ...

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.

  • Breedlove [Preston County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breedlove
    • Breedlove [Preston County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gatzmer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breedlove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Henry [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry [Grant County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gatzmer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
  • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe Run
    • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gatzmer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe Run
  • Lead Mine [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead Mine
    • Lead Mine [Tucker County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Gatzmer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead Mine
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    • Mount Storm [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Storm
      • Mount Storm [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gatzmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Storm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Storm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Storm<3>
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gatzmer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Gatzmer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red House
    • Silver Lake [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gatzmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
    • Sunnyside [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Garrett County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Gatzmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside

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 Gatzmer. 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 ...
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Gatzmer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<4>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Gatzmer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Parsons, which is the Seat of Tucker County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gatzmer to Parsons, 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 133 miles [214 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 127 miles [204.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,983 miles [9,628.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,571 miles [7,356.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Tucker County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gatzmer. 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- Gatzmer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gatzmer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1851, Longitude: -79.3834       In this case, the coordinates for Gatzmer 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 Gatzmer 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 309.273 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.056 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.608 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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