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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 Greenbrier Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Greenbrier Junction 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 Greenbrier Junction:
    • 38.780111, -79.765339
    • 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 Greenbrier Junction
  • 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 Greenbrier Junction ...

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.

  • Beverly [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Greenbrier Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 666 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<2>
  • Cheat Junction [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheat Junction
    • Cheat Junction [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Greenbrier Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheat Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheat Junction
  • Dailey [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dailey
    • Dailey [Randolph County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Greenbrier Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dailey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dailey
  • Elk River Junction [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk River Junction
    • Elk River Junction [Randolph County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Greenbrier Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk River Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk River Junction
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    • Evenwood [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evenwood
      • Evenwood [Randolph County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Greenbrier Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evenwood
    • Flint [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint
      • Flint [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Greenbrier Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint
    • Gertrude [Pocahontas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gertrude
      • Gertrude [Pocahontas County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Greenbrier Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gertrude have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lonetree [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonetree
      • Lonetree [Randolph County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Greenbrier Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonetree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lumber [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber
      • Lumber [Randolph County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Greenbrier Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • May [Pocahontas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May
      • May [Pocahontas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Greenbrier Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on May
    • Meadows [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadows
      • Meadows [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Greenbrier Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadows

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 Greenbrier Junction. 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Greenbrier Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Greenbrier Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

How Far From Greenbrier Junction to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Greenbrier Junction to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkins, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Greenbrier Junction to Elkins, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 146 miles [235 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,017 miles [9,683.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,728 miles [10,827.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,604 miles [7,409.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenbrier Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7801, Longitude: -79.7653       In this case, the coordinates for Greenbrier Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Greenbrier Junction 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 309.52 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.276 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.916 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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