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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 Golden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Golden 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 Golden:
    • 39.982575, -80.536738
    • 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 Golden
  • 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 Golden ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Golden.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Golden.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 31 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 31 communities, 30 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Greenbrier County
      • This Golden is located in Greenbrier County and lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<1> to the south of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Golden.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Golden lies 3,122 miles [5,024.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
    • British Columbia
      • This Golden lies 1,899 miles [3,056.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson County
      • This Golden is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,303 miles [2,097 km]<1> to the west of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Golden.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Golden is located in Hillsborough County and lies 833 miles [1,340.6 km]<1> to the south of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Golden.
    • Georgia
      • Brooks 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 Georgia community of Golden [Brooks County].
      • Haralson 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 Georgia community of Golden [Haralson County].
    • Idaho
      • Idaho County
      • This Golden is located in Idaho County and lies 1,807 miles [2,908.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Idaho County community of Golden.
    • Illinois
      • Adams County
      • This Golden is located in Adams County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<1> to the west of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Golden.
    • Iowa
      • Delaware County
      • This Golden is located in Delaware County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Golden.
    • Kansas
      • Grant 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 Golden [Grant County].
      • Hamilton 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 Kansas community of Golden [Hamilton County].
    • Michigan
      • Bay 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 Michigan community of Golden [Bay County].
      • Dickinson County
      • This Golden is located in Dickinson County and lies 568 miles [914.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Golden.
      • Menominee 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 Michigan community of Golden [Menominee County].
      • Midland County
      • This Golden is located in Midland County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km] to the northwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Midland County community of Golden.
    • Mississippi
      • Tishomingo County
      • This Golden is located in Tishomingo County and lies 566 miles [910.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tishomingo County community of Golden.
    • Missouri
      • Barry County
      • This Golden is located in Barry County and lies 749 miles [1,205.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barry County community of Golden.
    • Montana
      • Carbon 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 Montana community of Golden [Carbon County].
    • Nebraska
      • Burt County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Burt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burt County community of Golden.
    • Nevada
      • Nye 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 Nevada community of Golden [Nye County].
    • New Mexico
      • Santa Fe 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 New Mexico community of Golden [Santa Fe County].
    • North Carolina
      • Rutherford 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 North Carolina community of Golden [Rutherford County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Grant 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 Oklahoma community of Golden [Grant County].
      • McCurtain County
      • This Golden is located in McCurtain County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCurtain County community of Golden.
    • Ontario
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Oregon
      • Josephine 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 Oregon community of Golden [Josephine County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • York 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 Pennsylvania community of Golden [York County].
    • South Dakota
      • Clark 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 Golden [Clark County].
    • Texas
      • Cass 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 Texas community of Golden [Cass County].
      • Wood County
      • This Golden is located in Wood County and lies 972 miles [1,564.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Golden that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Golden.
    • Washington
      • Okanogan 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 Golden [Okanogan County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Golden ...

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.

  • Cedar Rocks [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rocks
    • Cedar Rocks [Ohio County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Golden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rocks
  • Crabapple [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crabapple
    • Crabapple [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Golden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crabapple have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabapple
  • Crows Mills [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crows Mills
    • Crows Mills [Greene County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Golden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crows Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crows Mills
  • Durbin [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durbin
    • Durbin [Greene County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Golden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durbin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durbin
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Eden [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Ohio County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Elm Grove [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Grove
      • Elm Grove [Ohio County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Grove
    • Good Intent [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Intent
      • Good Intent [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Intent have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Intent
    • Limestone [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Lone Oak [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak
      • Lone Oak [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Oak
    • Majorsville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majorsville
      • Majorsville [Marshall County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majorsville
    • Rocklick [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocklick
      • Rocklick [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocklick have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocklick
    • Sand Hill [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Marshall County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Twilight [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight
      • Twilight [Ohio County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twilight have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight
    • Valley Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Camp
      • Valley Camp [Marshall County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Camp
    • Valley Grove [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grove
      • Valley Grove [Ohio County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Golden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley Grove<5>
    • Wind Ridge [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wind Ridge
      • Wind Ridge [Greene County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wind Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wind Ridge
    • Wolf Run [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Run
      • Wolf Run [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Golden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Run

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 Golden. 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 ...
    • Billy Barty     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Millsboro is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<6>
    • Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday December 4, 1868 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Wednesday May 27, 1953 at the age of 84. He is buried at St. John's Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • Wheeling is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett<6>
    • William Russell 'Russ' Craft     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia).
      • Wellsburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft<6>
    • Henrietta Crosman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at the age of 83. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Wheeling is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman<6>
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Thomas A. Franckhauser     (Professional football)
    • Gene 'Augie' Freese     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday January 8, 1934 and died in Metairie (Louisiana) on Tueday June 18, 2013 at the age of 79. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Wheeling is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene 'Augie' Freese<6>
    • Rob Garrison     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Saturday January 23, 1960 and died in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday September 27, 2019 at the age of 59. The body was cremated.
      • Wheeling is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Golden.
      • Wheeling is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rob Garrison<6>
    • Alex John Groza     (Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Thursday October 7, 1926 and died in San Diego (California) on Saturday January 21, 1995 at the age of 68. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Martins Ferry is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex John Groza<6>
    • Gary Michael Jeter     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at the age of 61. We don't have any burial details.
      • Weirton is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter<6>
    • John Joseph 'Johnny' Lipon     (Professional baseball)
    • Robert 'Bob' Malloy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Canonsburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 28, 1918 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Tueday February 20, 2007 at the age of 88. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Canonsburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Malloy<6>
    • William Holmes McGuffey     (Author, educator)
      • Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at the age of 72.
      • Claysville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Golden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey<6>

How Far From Golden to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Golden to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moundsville, which is the Seat of Marshall County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Golden to Moundsville, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 201 miles [323.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,996 miles [9,649.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,713 miles [10,803.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,589 miles [7,385.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Marshall County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Golden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9826, Longitude: -80.5367       In this case, the coordinates for Golden 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 Golden, 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 Golden 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 Golden 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 309.941 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.936 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.832 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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