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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 Gilman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gilman 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 Gilman:
    • 38.973161, -79.839791
    • 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 Gilman
  • 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 Gilman ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Gilman.

Within West Virginia, the name Gilman is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Eagle County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Gilman [Eagle County].
    • Connecticut
      • New London County
      • This Gilman is located in New London County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Gilman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New London County community of Gilman.
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois County
      • This Gilman is located in Iroquois County and lies 449 miles [722.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Gilman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iroquois County community of Gilman.
    • Indiana
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Gilman [Madison County].
    • Iowa
      • Marshall County
      • This Gilman is located in Marshall County and lies 708 miles [1,139.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Gilman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Gilman.
    • Kansas
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Gilman [Logan County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Gilman [Aroostook County].
      • Piscataquis 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 Maine community of Gilman [Piscataquis County].
    • Minnesota
      • Benton County
      • This Gilman is located in Benton County and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Gilman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Gilman.
    • Montana
      • Lewis and Clark County
      • This Gilman is located in Lewis and Clark County and lies 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Gilman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis and Clark County community of Gilman.
    • New Mexico
      • Sandoval County
      • This Gilman is located in Sandoval County and lies 1,489 miles [2,396.3 km]<2> to the west of the Gilman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sandoval County community of Gilman.
    • South Dakota
      • Lake County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Gilman [Lake County].
    • Vermont
      • Essex County
      • This Gilman is located in Essex County and lies 561 miles [902.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Gilman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Gilman.
    • Virginia
      • Hanover County
      • This Gilman is located in Hanover County and lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<2> to the southeast of the Gilman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Gilman.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Gilman [King County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Taylor County
      • This Gilman is located in Taylor County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Gilman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Gilman.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gilman ...

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.

  • Aggregates [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aggregates
    • Aggregates [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Gilman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aggregates have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aggregates
  • Crystal Springs [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Gilman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Gage [Barbour County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gage
    • Gage [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Gilman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gage
  • Harpertown [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpertown
    • Harpertown [Randolph County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Gilman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpertown
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Junior [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junior
      • Junior [Barbour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Gilman
      • Estimated population in 2019: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junior have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junior
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Gilman
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Lumber [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber
      • Lumber [Randolph County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Gilman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meadows [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadows
      • Meadows [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Gilman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows
    • Read [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Read
      • Read [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Gilman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Read have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Read
    • Roaring Creek Junction [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Creek Junction
      • Roaring Creek Junction [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Gilman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Creek Junction
    • Stringtown [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Barbour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Gilman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown
    • Weaver [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weaver
      • Weaver [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Gilman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weaver have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaver

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 Gilman. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Elkins is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Gilman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<5>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Gilman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<5>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Gilman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkins, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies just to the South.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 105 miles [169 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Gilman to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 150 miles [241.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,012 miles [9,675.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,724 miles [10,821.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,599 miles [7,401.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gilman. 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>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 Gilman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Gilman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9732, Longitude: -79.8398       In this case, the coordinates for Gilman have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Gilman 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.
<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 Gilman 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 309.558 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.348 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.88 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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