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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 Gillespie, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gillespie and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Gillespie:
    • 38.663712, -80.617870
    • 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 Gillespie
  • 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 Gillespie ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Gillespie.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Gillespie.

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

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Pocahontas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Gillespie [Pocahontas County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This Gillespie is located in Maricopa County and lies 1,836 miles [2,954.8 km]<2> to the west of the Gillespie that is located in Braxton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillespie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Gillespie.
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Gillespie [San Joaquin County].
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Gillespie [Jefferson County].
    • Illinois
      • Macoupin County
      • This Gillespie is located in Macoupin County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<2> to the west of the Gillespie that is located in Braxton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillespie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Gillespie.
    • Iowa
      • Benton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Gillespie [Benton County].
    • Kansas
      • Cloud County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Gillespie [Cloud County].
      • Finney 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 Kansas community of Gillespie [Finney County].
    • Michigan
      • Marquette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Gillespie [Marquette County].
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • This Gillespie is located in Middlesex County and lies 355 miles [571.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Gillespie that is located in Braxton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillespie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Gillespie.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This Gillespie is located in Fayette County and lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Gillespie that is located in Braxton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillespie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Gillespie.
    • South Carolina
      • Chesterfield 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 South Carolina community of Gillespie [Chesterfield County].
    • Virginia
      • Bedford County
      • This Gillespie is located in Bedford County and lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Gillespie that is located in Braxton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillespie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Gillespie.
      • Tazewell County
      • This Gillespie is located in Tazewell County and lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the south southwest of the Gillespie that is located in Braxton County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillespie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Gillespie.
    • Wyoming
      • Fremont County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Fremont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Gillespie.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gillespie ...

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.

  • Bakers Run [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bakers Run
    • Bakers Run [Braxton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Gillespie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bakers Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bakers Run
  • Bison [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bison
    • Bison [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Gillespie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bison have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bison
  • Fishers Crossing [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishers Crossing
    • Fishers Crossing [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Gillespie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishers Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishers Crossing
  • Flatwoods [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillespie
    • Estimated population in 2019: 265 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flatwoods<5>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Gregory [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gregory
      • Gregory [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Gillespie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gregory
    • Heaters [Braxton County]
    • Holly [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Gillespie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Little Birch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Birch
      • Little Birch [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gillespie
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Birch
    • Lloydsville [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lloydsville
      • Lloydsville [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillespie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lloydsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lloydsville
    • McNutt [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
      • McNutt [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Gillespie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNutt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
    • Tesla [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tesla
      • Tesla [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Gillespie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tesla have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tesla
    • Thrash [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrash
      • Thrash [Braxton County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Gillespie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrash have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Sutton, which is the Seat of Braxton County and lies just to the West.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Gillespie to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 193 miles [310.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,057 miles [9,747.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,770 miles [10,895.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,646 miles [7,477 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 Gillespie. 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>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 Gillespie 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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Gillespie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gillespie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6637, Longitude: -80.6179       In this case, the coordinates for Gillespie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Gillespie, 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>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 Gillespie 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 310.039 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.849 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.323 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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