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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 Greyeagle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Greyeagle 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 Greyeagle:
    • 37.85011, -82.416041
    • 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 Greyeagle
  • 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 Greyeagle ...

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.

  • Ajax [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ajax
    • Ajax [Mingo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Greyeagle
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ajax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ajax
  • Beauty [Martin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauty
    • Beauty [Martin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Greyeagle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauty
  • Inez [Martin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
    • Inez [Martin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Greyeagle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inez<3>
  • Kermit [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kermit
    • Kermit [Mingo County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Greyeagle
    • Estimated population in 2019: 349 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kermit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kermit<3>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lovely [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovely
      • Lovely [Martin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Greyeagle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovely
    • Pilgrim [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim
      • Pilgrim [Martin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Greyeagle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim
    • Stepptown [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stepptown
      • Stepptown [Wayne County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Greyeagle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stepptown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stepptown
    • Stonecoal [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecoal
      • Stonecoal [Wayne County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Greyeagle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonecoal
    • Threeforks [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Threeforks
      • Threeforks [Martin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Greyeagle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Threeforks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Threeforks
    • Upper Tug [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Tug
      • Upper Tug [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Greyeagle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Tug have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Tug

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 Greyeagle. 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 ...
    • Crystal Gayle     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Paintsville (Kentucky) on Tueday January 9, 1951
      • Paintsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Greyeagle.
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
      • Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia).
      • Logan is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Greyeagle.
      • Stirrat is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Greyeagle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<4>
    • Milalrd 'Dixie' Howell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Harold (Kentucky) on Wednesday January 7, 1920 and died in Hollywood (Florida) on Friday March 18, 1960 at the age of 40. He is buried at Oak Lawn Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harold is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Greyeagle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milalrd 'Dixie' Howell<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Williamson, which is the Seat of Mingo County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Greyeagle to Williamson, 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 four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 300 miles [482.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,168 miles [9,926.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,882 miles [11,075.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,757 miles [7,655.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Greyeagle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greyeagle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greyeagle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8501, Longitude: -82.4160    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Greyeagle 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 311.144 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.992 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.357 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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