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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 Genoa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Genoa 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 Genoa:
    • 38.122033, -82.459874
    • 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 Genoa
  • 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 Genoa ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Genoa.

Within West Virginia, the name Genoa is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Miller County
      • This Genoa is located in Miller County and lies 719 miles [1,157.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miller County community of Genoa.
    • Colorado
      • Lincoln County
      • This Genoa is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,134 miles [1,825 km]<1> to the west of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Genoa.
    • Florida
      • Hamilton County
      • This Genoa is located in Hamilton County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km]<1> to the south of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Genoa.
    • Illinois
      • DeKalb County
      • This Genoa is located in DeKalb County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Genoa.
    • Iowa
      • Wayne County
      • This Genoa is located in Wayne County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Genoa.
    • Michigan
      • Livingston 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 Genoa [Livingston County].
    • Minnesota
      • Olmsted County
      • This Genoa is located in Olmsted County and lies 669 miles [1,076.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Olmsted County community of Genoa.
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Genoa is located in Saint Louis County and lies 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the northwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Genoa.
    • Nebraska
      • Nance County
      • This Genoa is located in Nance County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nance County community of Genoa.
    • Nevada
      • Douglas County
      • This Genoa is located in Douglas County and lies 2,005 miles [3,226.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Genoa.
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex 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 Jersey community of Genoa [Middlesex County].
    • New York
      • Cayuga County
      • This Genoa is located in Cayuga County and lies 442 miles [711.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cayuga County community of Genoa.
    • North Carolina
      • Wayne County
      • This Genoa is located in Wayne County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Genoa.
    • North Dakota
      • McHenry County
      • This Genoa is located in McHenry County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McHenry County community of Genoa.
    • Ohio
      • Delaware County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Delaware County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Genoa.
      • Ottawa County
      • This Genoa is located in Ottawa County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the north of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Genoa.
      • Stark County
      • This Genoa is located in Stark County and lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the north northeast of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Genoa.
    • South Carolina
      • Marlboro County
      • This Genoa is located in Marlboro County and lies 297 miles [478 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marlboro County community of Genoa.
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Genoa is located in Harris County and lies 935 miles [1,504.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Genoa.
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Genoa is located in Rockingham County and lies 195 miles [313.8 km]<1> to the east of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Genoa.
    • Wisconsin
      • Vernon County
      • This Genoa is located in Vernon County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Genoa that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Genoa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Genoa ...

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.

  • Centerville [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Genoa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Crockett [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
    • Crockett [Wayne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Genoa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
  • Echo [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo
    • Echo [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Genoa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo
  • Effie [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Effie
    • Effie [Wayne County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Genoa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Effie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Effie
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    • Five Forks [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Genoa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
    • Fort Gay [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Gay
      • Fort Gay [Wayne County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Genoa
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Gay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Gay
    • Fullers [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullers
      • Fullers [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Genoa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullers
    • Greenwood [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Genoa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Mineral Springs [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
      • Mineral Springs [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Genoa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Potters [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potters
      • Potters [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Genoa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potters have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potters
    • Quaker [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker
      • Quaker [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Genoa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker
    • Saltpetre [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltpetre
      • Saltpetre [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Genoa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltpetre have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltpetre
    • Smoky Valley [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoky Valley
      • Smoky Valley [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Genoa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoky Valley
    • Torchlight [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torchlight
      • Torchlight [Lawrence County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Genoa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torchlight 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 Genoa. 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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    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Genoa.
      • Ceredo is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Genoa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<5>
    • Crystal Gayle     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Paintsville (Kentucky) on Tueday January 9, 1951
      • Paintsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Genoa.
    • Clyde Lee McCoy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Ashland (Kentucky) on Tueday December 29, 1903 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 11, 1990 at the age of 86. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Ashland is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Genoa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clyde Lee McCoy<5>
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Genoa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wayne, which is the Seat of Wayne County and lies just to the North.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Genoa to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 297 miles [478 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,157 miles [9,908.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,873 miles [11,061 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,748 miles [7,641.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Genoa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1220, Longitude: -82.4599       In this case, the coordinates for Genoa 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Genoa 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 Genoa, 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 Genoa 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 311.168 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.059 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.293 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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