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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 Gould, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gould 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 Gould:
    • 38.530377, -81.042052
    • 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 Gould
  • 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 Gould ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Gould.

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

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, fourteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Upshur County
      • This Gould is located in Upshur County and lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Gould that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upshur County community of Gould.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lincoln County
      • This Gould is located in Lincoln County and lies 663 miles [1,067 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gould that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Gould.
    • Colorado
      • Jackson 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 Colorado community of Gould [Jackson County].
    • New Mexico
      • Harding County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Harding County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harding County community of Gould.
    • North Carolina
      • Gaston 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 North Carolina community of Gould [Gaston County].
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Gould is located in Ashtabula County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km]<1> to the north of the Gould that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Gould.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Gould is located in Jefferson County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the north of the Gould that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Gould.
      • Lucas County
      • This Gould is located in Lucas County and lies 251 miles [403.9 km] to the north northwest of the Gould that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Gould.
    • Oklahoma
      • Harmon County
      • This Gould is located in Harmon County and lies 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km]<1> to the west of the Gould that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harmon County community of Gould.
    • Quebec
      • This Gould lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Gould that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Gould is located in Washington County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Gould that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Gould.
    • South Carolina
      • 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 South Carolina community of Gould [York County].
    • Texas
      • Bell 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 Gould [Bell County].
      • Cherokee County
      • This Gould is located in Cherokee County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gould that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Gould.
      • Rusk 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 Texas community of Gould [Rusk County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gould ...

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.

  • Clay [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
    • Clay [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gould
    • Estimated population in 2019: 441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay<4>
  • Clay Junction [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Junction
    • Clay Junction [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gould
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Junction
  • Dink [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dink
    • Dink [Clay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Gould
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dink have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dink
  • Frame Knob [Clay County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frame Knob
    • Frame Knob [Clay County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gould
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frame Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Groves [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groves
      • Groves [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groves
    • Ira [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ira
      • Ira [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ira have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ira
    • Ivydale [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivydale
      • Ivydale [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivydale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivydale
    • Jamestown [Clay County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Clay County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kidtown [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidtown
      • Kidtown [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kidtown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidtown
    • Little Italy [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Italy
      • Little Italy [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Italy
    • Sand Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Spread [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spread
      • Spread [Clay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spread have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spread
    • Two Run [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Run
      • Two Run [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Run have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Run
    • Whetstone [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whetstone
      • Whetstone [Clay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whetstone have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whetstone

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clay, which is the Seat of Clay County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Gould to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 217 miles [349.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,081 miles [9,786.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,794 miles [10,933.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,670 miles [7,515.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gould. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5304, Longitude: -81.0421       In this case, the coordinates for Gould 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 Gould, 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Gould 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Gould 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 310.299 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.127 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.55 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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