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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 German, we use the following websites to find information relevant to German 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 German:
    • 38.770095, -80.819824
    • 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 German
  • 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 German ...

We have found five communities that share the name German.

Within West Virginia, the name German is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Sonoma County
      • This German is located in Sonoma County and lies 2,273 miles [3,658 km]<1> to the west northwest of the German that is located in Braxton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sonoma County community of German.
    • New York
      • Chenango 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 German [Chenango County].
    • Ohio
      • Darke 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 Ohio community of German [Darke County].
      • Pike 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 Ohio community of German [Pike County].
    • Virginia
      • Loudoun County
      • This German is located in Loudoun County and lies 177 miles [284.9 km]<1> to the east of the German that is located in Braxton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on German
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of German.

Curious and Interesting Names Near German ...

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.

  • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of German
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Chapel [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
    • Chapel [Braxton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of German
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
  • Cutlips [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutlips
    • Cutlips [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of German
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutlips have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutlips
  • Exchange [Braxton County]
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Flower [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flower
      • Flower [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of German
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flower have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flower
    • Home [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home
      • Home [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of German
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Home
    • Hope [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Braxton County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of German
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mark [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mark
      • Mark [Braxton County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of German
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Progress [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progress
      • Progress [Braxton County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of German
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progress have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From German to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of German once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in German and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Sutton, which is the Seat of Braxton County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from German to Sutton, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 203 miles [326.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,061 miles [9,754.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,775 miles [10,903.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,650 miles [7,483.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Braxton County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- German) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in German. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7701, Longitude: -80.8198       In this case, the coordinates for German 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 German 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 German, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 German 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 310.158 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.001 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.374 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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