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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 Geneva, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Geneva 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 Geneva:
    • 38.738978, -81.489289
    • 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 Geneva
  • 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 Geneva ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Geneva.

Within West Virginia, the name Geneva is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 40 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 40 communities, 38 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Geneva County
      • This Geneva is located in Geneva County and lies 586 miles [943.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geneva County community of Geneva.
      • Marengo County
      • This Geneva is located in Marengo County and lies 581 miles [935 km] to the southwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marengo County community of Geneva.
    • Arkansas
      • Sevier County
      • This Geneva is located in Sevier County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Geneva.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Geneva is located in Hillsborough County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<1> to the south of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Geneva.
      • Orange 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 Florida community of Geneva [Orange County].
      • Seminole County
      • This Geneva is located in Seminole County and lies 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the south of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Seminole County community of Geneva.
    • Georgia
      • Talbot County
      • This Geneva is located in Talbot County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Geneva.
    • Idaho
      • Bear Lake County
      • This Geneva is located in Bear Lake County and lies 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bear Lake County community of Geneva.
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • This Geneva is located in Kane County and lies 419 miles [674.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kane County community of Geneva.
      • Scott County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Scott County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Geneva.
    • Indiana
      • Adams County
      • This Geneva is located in Adams County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Geneva.
      • Shelby County
      • This Geneva is located in Shelby County and lies 231 miles [371.8 km] to the west northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Geneva.
    • Iowa
      • Benton County
      • This Geneva is located in Benton County and lies 605 miles [973.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Geneva.
      • Franklin County
      • This Geneva is located in Franklin County and lies 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the west northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Geneva.
    • Kansas
      • Allen County
      • This Geneva is located in Allen County and lies 758 miles [1,219.9 km]<1> to the west of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Geneva.
    • Kentucky
      • Henderson County
      • This Geneva is located in Henderson County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<1> to the west of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Geneva.
      • Lincoln County
      • This Geneva is located in Lincoln County and lies 198 miles [318.7 km] to the west southwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Geneva.
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • This Geneva is located in Lenawee County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenawee County community of Geneva.
      • Van Buren 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 Michigan community of Geneva [Van Buren County].
    • Minnesota
      • Freeborn County
      • This Geneva is located in Freeborn County and lies 703 miles [1,131.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Freeborn County community of Geneva.
    • Missouri
      • Dunklin 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 Geneva [Dunklin County].
    • Nebraska
      • Fillmore County
      • This Geneva is located in Fillmore County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fillmore County community of Geneva.
    • Nevada
      • Lander 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 Nevada community of Geneva [Lander County].
    • New York
      • Ontario County
      • This Geneva is located in Ontario County and lies 369 miles [593.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ontario County community of Geneva.
    • North Carolina
      • Rockingham 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 North Carolina community of Geneva [Rockingham County].
    • North Dakota
      • Kidder 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 North Dakota community of Geneva [Kidder County].
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Geneva is located in Ashtabula County and lies 213 miles [342.8 km]<1> to the north of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Geneva.
      • Fairfield County
      • This Geneva is located in Fairfield County and lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Geneva.
      • Hardin County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Hardin County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Geneva.
    • Ontario
      • This Geneva lies 553 miles [890 km]<1> to the north of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Oregon
      • Jefferson 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 Oregon community of Geneva [Jefferson County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Crawford County
      • This Geneva is located in Crawford County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Geneva.
    • Quebec
      • This Geneva lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Geneva is located in Providence County and lies 570 miles [917.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Geneva.
    • South Dakota
      • Roberts 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 Dakota community of Geneva [Roberts County].
    • Tennessee
      • Wayne County
      • This Geneva is located in Wayne County and lies 420 miles [675.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Geneva.
    • Texas
      • McLennan 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 Geneva [McLennan County].
      • Sabine County
      • This Geneva is located in Sabine County and lies 861 miles [1,385.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sabine County community of Geneva.
    • Utah
      • Utah County
      • This Geneva is located in Utah County and lies 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Utah County community of Geneva.
    • Washington
      • Whatcom County
      • This Geneva is located in Whatcom County and lies 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Geneva that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Geneva.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Geneva ...

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.

  • Clarence [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
    • Clarence [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Geneva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
  • Countsville [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countsville
    • Countsville [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Geneva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countsville
  • Flatfork [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatfork
    • Flatfork [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Geneva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatfork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatfork
  • Flint Town [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
    • Flint Town [Roane County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Geneva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Gay [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay
      • Gay [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Geneva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gay
    • Harmony [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Roane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Geneva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Jingo [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jingo
      • Jingo [Roane County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Geneva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jingo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Leo [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leo
      • Leo [Roane County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Geneva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Knob [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Knob
      • Red Knob [Roane County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Geneva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Knob
    • Reedyville [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedyville
      • Reedyville [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Geneva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedyville
    • Vicars [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicars
      • Vicars [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Geneva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicars have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicars
    • Woodyard [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodyard
      • Woodyard [Roane County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Geneva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodyard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Geneva. 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.

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    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Geneva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<5>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Geneva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<5>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Geneva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spencer, which is the Seat of Roane County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Geneva to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 239 miles [384.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,090 miles [9,800.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,805 miles [10,951.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,680 miles [7,531.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Geneva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7390, Longitude: -81.4893       In this case, the coordinates for Geneva 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 Geneva 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 Geneva, 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Geneva to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.566 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.462 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.675 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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