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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 Glen Ferris, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Ferris 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 Glen Ferris:
    • 38.153163, -81.214830
    • 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 Glen Ferris
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Ferris ...

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.

  • Alloy [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alloy
    • Alloy [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Ferris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alloy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alloy
  • Boomer [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boomer
    • Boomer [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Ferris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boomer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boomer
  • Carbondale [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Ferris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Chimney Corner [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Corner
    • Chimney Corner [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Glen Ferris
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Corner
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    • Cotton Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Hill
      • Cotton Hill [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Ferris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Hill
    • Crescent [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
      • Crescent [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Ferris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
    • Deep Water [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Water
      • Deep Water [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Ferris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Water have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Water
    • Eagle [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Glen Ferris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
    • Falls View [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls View
      • Falls View [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Ferris
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls View
    • Hawks Nest [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawks Nest
      • Hawks Nest [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glen Ferris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawks Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Nest
    • Longacre [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longacre
      • Longacre [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Glen Ferris
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longacre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longacre

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 Glen Ferris. 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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    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Glen Ferris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<3>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Glen Ferris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<3>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Glen Ferris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<3>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Glen Ferris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<3>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65. He is buried at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery (Harrison County, West Virginia).
      • Beckley is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Glen Ferris.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fayetteville, which is the Seat of Fayette County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Glen Ferris to Fayetteville, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west northwest (WNW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 231 miles [371.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,105 miles [9,825 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,817 miles [10,970.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,693 miles [7,552.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Glen Ferris. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glen Ferris) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Ferris. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1532, Longitude: -81.2148       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Ferris have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Glen Ferris to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.412 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.20 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.748 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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