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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 Gore, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gore 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 Gore:
    • 39.315043, -80.351828
    • 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 Gore
  • 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 Gore ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Gore.

Within West Virginia, the name Gore is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, seven are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Grand 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 Colorado community of Gore [Grand County].
    • Georgia
      • Chattooga County
      • This Gore is located in Chattooga County and lies 430 miles [692 km]<2> to the southwest of the Gore that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chattooga County community of Gore.
      • Randolph County
      • This Gore is located in Randolph County and lies 567 miles [912.5 km] to the south southwest of the Gore that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Gore.
    • Missouri
      • Warren County
      • This Gore is located in Warren County and lies 589 miles [947.9 km]<2> to the west of the Gore that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Gore.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Gore lies 938 miles [1,509.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Gore that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
    • Ohio
      • Hocking County
      • This Gore is located in Hocking County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<2> to the west of the Gore that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hocking County community of Gore.
    • Oklahoma
      • Sequoyah County
      • This Gore is located in Sequoyah County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Gore that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sequoyah County community of Gore.
    • Ontario
      • This Gore lies 256 miles [412 km]<2> to the north of the Gore that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
    • Quebec
      • This Gore lies 601 miles [967.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Gore that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
    • Virginia
      • Frederick County
      • This Gore is located in Frederick County and lies 108 miles [173.8 km]<2> to the east of the Gore that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Gore.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gore ...

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.

  • Chestnut Hills [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hills
    • Chestnut Hills [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Gore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hills
  • Erie [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Gore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
  • Glen Falls [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Falls
    • Glen Falls [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Gore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Falls
  • Gypsy [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gypsy
    • Gypsy [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Gore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gypsy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gypsy
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Industrial [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industrial
      • Industrial [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Gore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industrial have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industrial
    • Katy Lick [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Katy Lick
      • Katy Lick [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Gore
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Katy Lick
    • Liberty [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Gore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Lodgeville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodgeville
      • Lodgeville [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Gore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodgeville
    • Lumberport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberport
      • Lumberport [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Gore
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberport
    • Meadowbrook [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Gore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Nutter Fort [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutter Fort
      • Nutter Fort [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Gore
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nutter Fort have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nutter Fort
    • Rosebud [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
      • Rosebud [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Gore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebud have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud
    • Summit Park [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Park
      • Summit Park [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Gore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Park

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 Gore. 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 ...
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Gore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clarksburg, which is the Seat of Harrison County and lies just to the South.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 95 miles [152.9 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Gore to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 179 miles [288.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,018 miles [9,685 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,732 miles [10,834.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,608 miles [7,415.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gore. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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 Gore 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gore) 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 Gore. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gore

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3150, Longitude: -80.3518    
<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 Gore 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 309.855 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.738 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.984 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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