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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:
    • 38.900934, -80.255360
    • 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 ...
    • Clay County
      • This Gould is located in Clay County and lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gould that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Gould.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Lincoln County
      • This Gould is located in Lincoln County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gould that is located in Upshur 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 197 miles [317 km]<1> to the north of the Gould that is located in Upshur 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 100 miles [160.9 km] to the north northwest of the Gould that is located in Upshur 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 257 miles [413.6 km] to the northwest of the Gould that is located in Upshur 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 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km]<1> to the west of the Gould that is located in Upshur 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 646 miles [1,039.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Gould that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Gould is located in Washington County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Gould that is located in Upshur 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 959 miles [1,543.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gould that is located in Upshur 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.

  • Atlas [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlas
    • Atlas [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Gould
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atlas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlas
  • Carter [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Gould
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Evergreen [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Upshur County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Gould
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Freeman [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
    • Freeman [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Gould
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • French Creek [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Creek
      • French Creek [Upshur County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Creek<5>
    • Imperial [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial
      • Imperial [Upshur County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial
    • Ivy [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Rocky Ford [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ford
      • Rocky Ford [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Ford
    • Sellers [Upshur County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Upshur County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tenmile [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenmile
      • Tenmile [Upshur County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gould
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tenmile have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenmile

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 Gould. 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 ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Elkins is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Gould.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<6>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Gould.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<6>

How Far From Gould 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 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 ...
    • Buckhannon, which is the Seat of Upshur County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 83 miles [133.6 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Gould to Charleston, with an average speed<7>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 5 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 172 miles [276.8 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,032 miles [9,707.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,745 miles [10,855 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,620 miles [7,435.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 38.9009, Longitude: -80.2554       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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.812 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.626 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.085 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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