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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 Gilboa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gilboa 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 Gilboa:
    • 38.303441, -80.936490
    • 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 Gilboa
  • 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 Gilboa ...

We have found four communities that share the name Gilboa.

Within West Virginia, the name Gilboa is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Carroll County
      • This Gilboa is located in Carroll County and lies 218 miles [350.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Gilboa that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilboa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Gilboa.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Gilboa is located in Cheshire County and lies 552 miles [888.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Gilboa that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilboa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Gilboa.
    • New York
      • Schoharie County
      • This Gilboa is located in Schoharie County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Gilboa that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilboa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schoharie County community of Gilboa.
    • Ohio
      • Putnam County
      • This Gilboa is located in Putnam County and lies 245 miles [394.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Gilboa that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilboa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Gilboa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gilboa ...

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.

  • Burl [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burl
    • Burl [Nicholas County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Gilboa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burl
  • Canvas [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canvas
    • Canvas [Nicholas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Gilboa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canvas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canvas
  • Elliot [Fayette County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliot
    • Elliot [Fayette County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Gilboa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harriet [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harriet
    • Harriet [Nicholas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilboa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harriet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harriet
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    • Hookersville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hookersville
      • Hookersville [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gilboa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hookersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hookersville
    • Lucas [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas
      • Lucas [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilboa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas
    • Lyonsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyonsville
      • Lyonsville [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilboa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyonsville
    • Mount Lookout [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Lookout
      • Mount Lookout [Nicholas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Gilboa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Lookout
    • Peters Junction [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Junction
      • Peters Junction [Nicholas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilboa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Junction
    • Poe [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poe
      • Poe [Nicholas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilboa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poe
    • Sparks [Nicholas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
      • Sparks [Nicholas County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gilboa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Summersville [Nicholas County]
    • Woods Ferry [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Ferry
      • Woods Ferry [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilboa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Ferry

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Summersville, which is the Seat of Nicholas County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Gilboa to Charleston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 214 miles [344.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,087 miles [9,796.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,799 miles [10,941.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,674 miles [7,522.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Nicholas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gilboa. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gilboa) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilboa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3034, Longitude: -80.9365       In this case, the coordinates for Gilboa 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>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.
<5>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 Gilboa to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.241 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.027 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.58 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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