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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 Gilmer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gilmer 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 Gilmer:
    • 38.879261, -80.716765
    • 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 Gilmer
  • 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 Gilmer ...

We have found five communities that share the name Gilmer.

Within West Virginia, the name Gilmer is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Lake County
      • This Gilmer is located in Lake County and lies 448 miles [721 km]<1> to the northwest of the Gilmer that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Gilmer.
    • Mississippi
      • Covington 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 Mississippi community of Gilmer [Covington County].
    • Texas
      • Orange 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 Texas community of Gilmer [Orange County].
      • Upshur County
      • This Gilmer is located in Upshur County and lies 901 miles [1,450 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gilmer that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Gilmer.
    • Washington
      • Klickitat County
      • This Gilmer is located in Klickitat County and lies 2,109 miles [3,394.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gilmer that is located in Gilmer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Klickitat County community of Gilmer.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gilmer ...

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.

  • Bonnie [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnie
    • Bonnie [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Gilmer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnie
  • Bower [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bower
    • Bower [Braxton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Gilmer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bower have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bower
  • Cedarville [Gilmer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarville
    • Cedarville [Gilmer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilmer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarville
  • Copen [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copen
    • Copen [Braxton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Gilmer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Copen
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Cutlips [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutlips
      • Cutlips [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Gilmer
      • 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
    • Dusk [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dusk
      • Dusk [Gilmer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dusk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dusk
    • Dutch [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch
      • Dutch [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch
    • Exchange [Braxton County]
    • Flower [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flower
      • Flower [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilmer
      • 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
    • Gem [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gem
      • Gem [Braxton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gilmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gem
    • Glenville [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilmer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,434 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<4>
    • Hope [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Braxton County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Gilmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Let [Gilmer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Let
      • Let [Gilmer County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Gilmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Let have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Orlando [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orlando
      • Orlando [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Gilmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orlando have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orlando
    • Sand Fork [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Gilmer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Gilmer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Stouts Mills [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stouts Mills
      • Stouts Mills [Gilmer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Gilmer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stouts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stouts Mills

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Glenville, which is the Seat of Gilmer County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Gilmer to Charleston, with an average speed<5> 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 about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 197 miles [317 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 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,052 miles [9,739.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,766 miles [10,888.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,641 miles [7,469 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Gilmer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gilmer. 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- Gilmer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gilmer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8793, Longitude: -80.7168       In this case, the coordinates for Gilmer 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 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 Gilmer 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>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.
<6>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 Gilmer to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.092 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.942 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.293 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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