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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 Girard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Girard 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 Girard:
    • 38.167867, -82.315424
    • 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 Girard
  • 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 Girard ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Girard.

Within West Virginia, the name Girard is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Russell County
      • This Girard is located in Russell County and lies 422 miles [679.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Girard.
    • Arkansas
      • Scott County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Girard [Scott County].
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Girard [Kern County].
    • Georgia
      • Burke County
      • This Girard is located in Burke County and lies 355 miles [571.3 km]<1> to the south of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burke County community of Girard.
    • Illinois
      • Macoupin County
      • This Girard is located in Macoupin County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Girard.
    • Kansas
      • Crawford County
      • This Girard is located in Crawford County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the west of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Girard.
      • Meade 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 Girard [Meade County].
    • Louisiana
      • Richland Parish
      • This Girard is located in Richland Parish and lies 662 miles [1,065.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland Parish community of Girard.
    • Michigan
      • Branch County
      • This Girard is located in Branch County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Branch County community of Girard.
    • Minnesota
      • Polk County
      • This Girard is located in Polk County and lies 978 miles [1,573.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Girard.
    • Montana
      • Richland County
      • This Girard is located in Richland County and lies 1,294 miles [2,082.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Girard.
    • Nebraska
      • Box Butte County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Box Butte County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Box Butte County community of Girard.
    • Ohio
      • Trumbull County
      • This Girard is located in Trumbull County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trumbull County community of Girard.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Erie County
      • This Girard is located in Erie County and lies 285 miles [458.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Girard.
      • York 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 Pennsylvania community of Girard [York County].
    • Texas
      • Kent County
      • This Girard is located in Kent County and lies 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Girard that is located in Wayne County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Girard.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Girard ...

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.

  • Bradyville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradyville
    • Bradyville [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Girard
    • 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
  • Branchland [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchland
    • Branchland [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Girard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchland<5>
  • Cove Gap [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Gap
    • Cove Gap [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Girard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Gap
  • Crockett [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett
    • Crockett [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Girard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crockett
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cuzzie [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuzzie
      • Cuzzie [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Girard
      • 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
    • Minerva [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minerva
      • Minerva [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Girard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minerva have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
    • Pleasant View [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Girard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Ranger [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
      • Ranger [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Girard
      • 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>
    • Redwing [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwing
      • Redwing [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Girard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwing
    • Rockville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Girard
      • 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

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 Girard. 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 ...
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Girard.
      • Ceredo is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Girard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<6>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
    • Clyde Lee McCoy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Ashland (Kentucky) on Tueday December 29, 1903 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 11, 1990 at the age of 86. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Ashland is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Girard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clyde Lee McCoy<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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Girard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Wayne, which is the Seat of Wayne County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Girard to Charleston, with an average speed<7> 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 289 miles [465.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,149 miles [9,895.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,864 miles [11,046.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,740 miles [7,628.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Wayne County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Girard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1679, Longitude: -82.3154       In this case, the coordinates for Girard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Girard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Girard 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>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 Girard 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 311.08 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.964 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.216 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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