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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 Gordon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gordon 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 Gordon:
    • 37.987730, -81.695175
    • 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 Gordon
  • 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 Gordon ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Gordon.

Within West Virginia, the name Gordon is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 33 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Gordon [Henry County].
      • Houston County
      • This Gordon is located in Houston County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Gordon.
    • Alaska
      • This Gordon lies 3,056 miles [4,918.2 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Gordon is located in Fresno County and lies 2,071 miles [3,333 km]<2> to the west of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Gordon.
    • Colorado
      • Huerfano County
      • This Gordon is located in Huerfano County and lies 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km]<2> to the west of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huerfano County community of Gordon.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Gordon is located in Hillsborough County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<2> to the south of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Gordon.
      • Walton County
      • This Gordon is located in Walton County and lies 555 miles [893.2 km] to the south southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walton County community of Gordon.
    • Georgia
      • Wilkinson County
      • This Gordon is located in Wilkinson County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkinson County community of Gordon.
    • Illinois
      • Crawford County
      • This Gordon is located in Crawford County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Gordon.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • This Gordon is located in Butler County and lies 834 miles [1,342.2 km]<2> to the west of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Gordon.
    • Kentucky
      • Letcher County
      • This Gordon is located in Letcher County and lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<2> to the southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Letcher County community of Gordon.
      • Muhlenberg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Gordon [Muhlenberg County].
    • Louisiana
      • Beauregard Parish
      • This Gordon is located in Beauregard Parish and lies 840 miles [1,351.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beauregard Parish community of Gordon.
      • Claiborne Parish
      • This Gordon is located in Claiborne Parish and lies 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the west southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne Parish community of Gordon.
      • Ouachita Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Gordon [Ouachita Parish].
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This Gordon is located in Saint Landry Parish and lies 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Landry Parish community of Gordon.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Gordon [Penobscot County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Gordon lies 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
    • Michigan
      • Marquette County
      • This Gordon is located in Marquette County and lies 650 miles [1,046.1 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Gordon.
    • Minnesota
      • Freeborn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Gordon [Freeborn County].
    • Mississippi
      • Claiborne County
      • This Gordon is located in Claiborne County and lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Gordon.
    • Montana
      • Cascade County
      • This Gordon is located in Cascade County and lies 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cascade County community of Gordon.
      • Gallatin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Gordon [Gallatin County].
    • Nebraska
      • Sheridan County
      • This Gordon is located in Sheridan County and lies 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheridan County community of Gordon.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Gordon.
    • Ohio
      • Darke County
      • This Gordon is located in Darke County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darke County community of Gordon.
      • Morgan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Gordon [Morgan County].
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Gordon.
    • Oregon
      • Sherman County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Gordon [Sherman County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Gordon is located in Schuylkill County and lies 343 miles [552 km]<2> to the northeast of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Gordon.
    • Saskatchewan
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • South Dakota
      • Jerauld County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Gordon [Jerauld County].
    • Tennessee
      • Giles County
      • This Gordon is located in Giles County and lies 353 miles [568.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Gordon.
    • Texas
      • Palo Pinto County
      • This Gordon is located in Palo Pinto County and lies 1,010 miles [1,625.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palo Pinto County community of Gordon.
    • Washington
      • Whitman County
      • This Gordon is located in Whitman County and lies 1,929 miles [3,104.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitman County community of Gordon.
    • Wisconsin
      • Douglas County
      • This Gordon is located in Douglas County and lies 768 miles [1,236 km]<2> to the northwest of the Gordon that is located in Boone County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Gordon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gordon ...

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.

  • Bob White [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bob White
    • Bob White [Boone County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Gordon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bob White
  • Clothier [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clothier
    • Clothier [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gordon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clothier
  • Coal Valley [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Valley
    • Coal Valley [Logan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Gordon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Valley
  • Greenview [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenview
    • Greenview [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Gordon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenview
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Keith [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keith
      • Keith [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Gordon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keith
    • Marthatown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marthatown
      • Marthatown [Boone County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marthatown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marthatown
    • Milltown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
    • Nelson [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nelson
      • Nelson [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nelson
    • Price Hill [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Hill
      • Price Hill [Boone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Gordon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price Hill
    • Stark [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark
      • Stark [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stark
    • Twilight [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twilight
      • Twilight [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Gordon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twilight
    • Williams Mountain [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Mountain
      • Williams Mountain [Boone County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Gordon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Mountain

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 Gordon. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<5>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<5>
    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<5>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Gordon.
      • Stirrat is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<5>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Gordon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the Seat of Boone County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Gordon to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 259 miles [416.8 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 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,132 miles [9,868.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,845 miles [11,016 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,720 miles [7,596.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gordon. 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>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 Gordon 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Gordon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gordon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gordon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gordon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9877, Longitude: -81.6952    
<3>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 Gordon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Gordon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.706 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.51 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.006 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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