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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 Greendale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Greendale 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 Greendale:
    • 38.295660, -81.153442
    • 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 Greendale
  • 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 Greendale ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Greendale.

Within West Virginia, the name Greendale is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, nineteen are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Greendale lies 2,143 miles [3,448.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
    • California
      • Yolo County
      • This Greendale is located in Yolo County and lies 2,171 miles [3,493.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yolo County community of Greendale.
    • Illinois
      • Winnebago County
      • This Greendale is located in Winnebago County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winnebago County community of Greendale.
    • Indiana
      • Allen County
      • This Greendale is located in Allen County and lies 285 miles [458.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Greendale.
      • Dearborn County
      • This Greendale is located in Dearborn County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km] to the west northwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dearborn County community of Greendale.
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • This Greendale is located in Fayette County and lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<1> to the west of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Greendale.
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Greendale is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 780 miles [1,255.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Greendale.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Greendale is located in Worcester County and lies 564 miles [907.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Greendale.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Greendale is located in Saint Louis County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the west of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Greendale.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Greendale lies 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
    • New York
      • Columbia County
      • This Greendale is located in Columbia County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Greendale.
    • Ohio
      • Hocking County
      • This Greendale is located in Hocking County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the northwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hocking County community of Greendale.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Greendale is located in Armstrong County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Greendale.
      • Franklin County
      • This Greendale is located in Franklin County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km] to the east northeast of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Greendale.
      • McKean County
      • This Greendale is located in McKean County and lies 264 miles [424.9 km] to the north northeast of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKean County community of Greendale.
    • Quebec
      • This Greendale lies 621 miles [999.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • This Greendale is located in Harris County and lies 991 miles [1,594.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Greendale.
    • Utah
      • Daggett County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Greendale [Daggett County].
    • Virginia
      • Henrico County
      • This Greendale is located in Henrico County and lies 204 miles [328.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henrico County community of Greendale.
      • Washington County
      • This Greendale is located in Washington County and lies 117 miles [188.3 km] to the south southwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Greendale.
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Greendale [Pierce County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Milwaukee County
      • This Greendale is located in Milwaukee County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Greendale that is located in Nicholas County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greendale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Milwaukee County community of Greendale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Greendale ...

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.

  • Dixie [Nicholas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Nicholas County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Greendale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Glen [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen
    • Glen [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Greendale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen
  • Independence [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Greendale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
  • Jodie [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jodie
    • Jodie [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Greendale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jodie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jodie
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lyonsville [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyonsville
      • Lyonsville [Nicholas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Greendale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyonsville
    • Peters Junction [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Junction
      • Peters Junction [Nicholas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Greendale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Junction
    • Pond Fork [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Fork
      • Pond Fork [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Greendale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Fork
    • Pond Gap [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Gap
      • Pond Gap [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Greendale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Gap
    • Spangler [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangler
      • Spangler [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Greendale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spangler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spangler
    • Swiss [Nicholas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiss
      • Swiss [Nicholas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Greendale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiss have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiss

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 Greendale. 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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    • Conchata Galen Ferrell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Loudendale (West Virginia) on Sunday March 28, 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Monday October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. She is buried at Forest Cemetery (Pickaway County, Ohio).
      • Loudendale is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Greendale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<4>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Greendale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<4>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Greendale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<4>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Greendale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<4>

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

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

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    • Summersville, which is the Seat of Nicholas County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Greendale to Summersville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 226 miles [363.7 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,096 miles [9,810.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,809 miles [10,958 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,684 miles [7,538.2 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 Greendale. 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- Greendale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greendale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2957, Longitude: -81.1534       In this case, the coordinates for Greendale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Greendale 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.
<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 Greendale 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 310.372 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.175 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.675 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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