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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 Godby Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Godby Heights 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 Godby Heights:
    • 37.937046, -82.009016
    • 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 Godby Heights
  • 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 Godby Heights ...

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.

  • Big Creek [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
    • Big Creek [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Godby Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
  • Chapmanville [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmanville
    • Chapmanville [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Godby Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmanville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapmanville<2>
  • Crooked Creek [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooked Creek
    • Crooked Creek [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Godby Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooked Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Creek
  • Daisy [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Godby Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
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    • Halcyon [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halcyon
      • Halcyon [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Godby Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halcyon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halcyon
    • Kitchen [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitchen
      • Kitchen [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Godby Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitchen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitchen
    • Lake [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Godby Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Manila [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manila
      • Manila [Boone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Godby Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manila have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manila
    • Peach Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Creek
      • Peach Creek [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Godby Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Creek
    • Pecks Mill [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecks Mill
      • Pecks Mill [Logan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Godby Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecks Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecks Mill
    • Stone Branch [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Branch
      • Stone Branch [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Godby Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Branch
    • Sunset Court [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Court
      • Sunset Court [Logan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Godby Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Court

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 Godby Heights. 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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    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Godby Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<4>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
      • Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia).
      • Logan is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Godby Heights.
      • Stirrat is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Godby Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Godby Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Logan, which is the Seat of Logan County and lies just to the South.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Godby Heights to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 277 miles [445.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,147 miles [9,892.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,861 miles [11,041.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,736 miles [7,621.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Logan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Godby Heights. 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' (or 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- Godby Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Godby Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9370, Longitude: -82.0090       In this case, the coordinates for Godby Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<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 Godby Heights 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 310.896 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.721 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.156 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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