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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 Guthrie, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Guthrie 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 Guthrie:
    • 38.406207, -81.661514
    • 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 Guthrie
  • 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 Guthrie ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Guthrie.

Within West Virginia, the name Guthrie is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Greenlee County
      • This Guthrie is located in Greenlee County and lies 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km]<1> to the west of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenlee County community of Guthrie.
    • Illinois
      • Ford County
      • This Guthrie is located in Ford County and lies 383 miles [616.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ford County community of Guthrie.
    • Indiana
      • Lawrence County
      • This Guthrie is located in Lawrence County and lies 264 miles [424.9 km]<1> to the west of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Guthrie.
    • Kentucky
      • Todd County
      • This Guthrie is located in Todd County and lies 325 miles [523 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Todd County community of Guthrie.
    • Louisiana
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Guthrie is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 702 miles [1,129.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Guthrie.
      • Saint Tammany Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Guthrie [Saint Tammany Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Washtenaw County
      • This Guthrie is located in Washtenaw County and lies 297 miles [478 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washtenaw County community of Guthrie.
    • Minnesota
      • Hubbard County
      • This Guthrie is located in Hubbard County and lies 902 miles [1,451.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hubbard County community of Guthrie.
    • Missouri
      • Callaway County
      • This Guthrie is located in Callaway County and lies 563 miles [906.1 km]<1> to the west of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Callaway County community of Guthrie.
    • North Carolina
      • Forsyth County
      • This Guthrie is located in Forsyth County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forsyth County community of Guthrie.
    • North Dakota
      • McHenry County
      • This Guthrie is located in McHenry County and lies 1,146 miles [1,844.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McHenry County community of Guthrie.
    • Ohio
      • Franklin County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Franklin County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Guthrie.
      • Lawrence County
      • This Guthrie is located in Lawrence County and lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Guthrie.
    • Oklahoma
      • Logan County
      • This Guthrie is located in Logan County and lies 883 miles [1,421.1 km]<1> to the west of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Guthrie.
    • Ontario
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Quebec
      • This Guthrie lies 642 miles [1,033.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • Texas
      • King County
      • This Guthrie is located in King County and lies 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km]<1> to the west of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Guthrie.
    • Wisconsin
      • Waukesha County
      • This Guthrie is located in Waukesha County and lies 463 miles [745.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Guthrie that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waukesha County community of Guthrie.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Guthrie ...

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.

  • Airport Village [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Village
    • Airport Village [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Guthrie
    • Airport Village has also been known as:
    • Airport
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Airport Village
  • Big Chimney [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Chimney
    • Big Chimney [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Guthrie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Chimney have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Chimney
  • Blackhawk [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackhawk
    • Blackhawk [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Guthrie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackhawk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhawk
  • Elk [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
    • Elk [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Guthrie
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
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    • Elk Forest [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Forest
      • Elk Forest [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Forest
    • Elk Hills [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Hills
      • Elk Hills [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Hills
    • Institute [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Institute
      • Institute [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Institute have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Institute
    • Legg [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Legg
      • Legg [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Legg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Legg
    • Meadowbrook [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Mink [Kanawha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mink
      • Mink [Kanawha County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mink have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mound [Kanawha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Kanawha County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Riverview [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Lake Village
      • Rock Lake Village [Kanawha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Lake Village
    • Rocky Fork [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Fork
      • Rocky Fork [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Fork
    • Twomile [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twomile
      • Twomile [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Guthrie
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twomile have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twomile

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 Guthrie. 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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    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Guthrie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<5>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Guthrie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<5>
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Guthrie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<5>
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Guthrie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<5>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Guthrie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<5>
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Guthrie.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the Seat of Kanawha County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the south southeast (SSE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 251 miles [403.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Guthrie to White House, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,826 miles [10,985.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,702 miles [7,567.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Guthrie. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Guthrie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guthrie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4062, Longitude: -81.6615       In this case, the coordinates for Guthrie 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Guthrie 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>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 Guthrie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<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 Guthrie 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 310.678 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.54 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.858 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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