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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 Gormley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gormley 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 Gormley:
    • 38.972399, -80.088689
    • 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 Gormley
  • 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 Gormley ...

We found one communities that share the name Gormley.

Within West Virginia, the name Gormley is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Gormley in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • This Gormley lies 345 miles [555.2 km]<1> to the north of the Gormley that is located in Upshur County.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gormley ...

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.

  • Boulder
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder
    • Boulder is located in Barbour County
  • Deanville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanville
    • Deanville is located in Upshur County
  • Five Forks
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks is located in Upshur County
  • Gage
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gage
    • Gage is located in Barbour County
  • Gale
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gale
    • Gale is located in Upshur County
  • Heavener Grove
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heavener Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heavener Grove
    • Heavener Grove is located in Upshur County
  • Heavner ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heavner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heavner
    • Heavner is located in Upshur County
  • Ivy
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
    • Ivy is located in Upshur County
  • Jimtown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
    • Jimtown is located in Randolph County
  • Kingsville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsville
    • Kingsville is located in Randolph County
  • Murphy
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
    • Murphy is located in Barbour County
  • Pumpkintown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkintown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkintown
    • Pumpkintown is located in Randolph County
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Sand Run
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Run
      • Sand Run is located in Upshur County
    • Skidmore ‑ Historic
      (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skidmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skidmore
      • Skidmore is located in Barbour County
    • Swamp Run
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swamp Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swamp Run
      • Swamp Run is located in Upshur County
    • Vegan
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vegan
      • Vegan is located in Upshur County

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

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

  • Buckhannon, which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Gormley to Charleston, with an average speed<3>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 most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 164 miles [263.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,022 miles [9,691.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,735 miles [10,838.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,610 miles [7,419.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gormley. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Gormley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gormley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9724, Longitude: -80.0887    
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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 Gormley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.708 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.519 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.988 degrees.









 

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