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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 Gill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gill 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 Gill:
    • 38.087873, -82.121247
    • 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 Gill
  • 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 Gill ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Gill.

Within West Virginia, the name Gill is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fifteen communities, fourteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lee County
      • This Gill is located in Lee County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Gill.
    • Colorado
      • Weld County
      • This Gill is located in Weld County and lies 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Gill.
    • Georgia
      • Lincoln County
      • This Gill is located in Lincoln County and lies 288 miles [463.5 km]<1> to the south of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Gill.
    • Kansas
      • Logan 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 Kansas community of Gill [Logan County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Franklin County
      • This Gill is located in Franklin County and lies 595 miles [957.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Gill.
    • Mississippi
      • Bolivar County
      • This Gill is located in Bolivar County and lies 576 miles [927 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bolivar County community of Gill.
      • Leake County
      • This Gill is located in Leake County and lies 559 miles [899.6 km] to the southwest of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leake County community of Gill.
    • Missouri
      • Atchison County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Atchison County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atchison County community of Gill.
      • Pemiscot County
      • This Gill is located in Pemiscot County and lies 441 miles [709.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pemiscot County community of Gill.
    • North Carolina
      • Vance County
      • This Gill is located in Vance County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vance County community of Gill.
    • North Dakota
      • Cass 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 Gill [Cass County].
    • Ontario
      • This Gill lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
    • Texas
      • Harrison County
      • This Gill is located in Harrison County and lies 792 miles [1,274.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Gill.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Gill is located in Davis County and lies 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Gill.
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Gill is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,588 miles [2,555.6 km] to the west northwest of the Gill that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Gill.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gill ...

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.

  • Allen [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Lincoln County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bradyville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradyville
    • Bradyville [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradyville
  • Cuzzie [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuzzie
    • Cuzzie [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuzzie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuzzie
  • Daisy [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Gill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
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    • Eden Park [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Park
      • Eden Park [Lincoln County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fourteen [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fourteen
      • Fourteen [Lincoln County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Gill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fourteen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Fry [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fry
      • Fry [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
    • Harts [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
      • Harts [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Gill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harts<5>
    • Kinder [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinder
      • Kinder [Lincoln County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Gill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Price [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Gill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Ranger [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
      • Ranger [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger<5>
    • Rockville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Spears [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spears
      • Spears [Lincoln County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Gill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spears 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 Gill. 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Gill.
      • Ceredo is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest of Gill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<6>
    • Conchata Galen Ferrell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Loudendale (West Virginia) on Sunday March 28, 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Monday October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. She is buried at Forest Cemetery (Pickaway County, Ohio).
      • Loudendale is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Gill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<6>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
      • Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia).
      • Logan is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Gill.
      • Stirrat is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Gill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<6>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Gill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<6>

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

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

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    • Hamlin, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Gill to Hamlin, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 280 miles [450.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,859 miles [11,038.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,735 miles [7,620.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Gill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0879, Longitude: -82.1212       In this case, the coordinates for Gill 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Gill 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 Gill, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Gill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.963 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.819 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.157 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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