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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 Gormania, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gormania 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 Gormania:
    • 39.292881, -79.344489
    • 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 Gormania
  • 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 Gormania ...

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.

  • Blaine [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Mineral County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Gormania
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Breedlove [Preston County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breedlove
    • Breedlove [Preston County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Gormania
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breedlove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crosstown [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosstown
    • Crosstown [Mineral County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gormania
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crosstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosstown
  • Deer Park [Garrett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Park
    • Deer Park [Garrett County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Gormania
    • Estimated population in 2019: 368 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<3>
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    • Fricks Crossing [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fricks Crossing
      • Fricks Crossing [Garrett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Gormania
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fricks Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fricks Crossing
    • Hartmansville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartmansville
      • Hartmansville [Mineral County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Gormania
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartmansville
    • Henry [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Grant County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Gormania
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
    • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe Run
      • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Gormania
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe Run
    • Mount Storm [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Storm
      • Mount Storm [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Gormania
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Storm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Storm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Storm<3>
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gormania
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red House
    • Silver Lake [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Gormania
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
    • Sunnyside [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Garrett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gormania
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside

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 Gormania. 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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    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Gormania.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<4>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Gormania.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<4>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Gormania.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Petersburg, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Gormania to Petersburg, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 126 miles [202.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,977 miles [9,619 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,689 miles [10,764.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,565 miles [7,346.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Grant County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gormania. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2929, Longitude: -79.3445       In this case, the coordinates for Gormania 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Gormania 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 309.245 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.04 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.552 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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