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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 Guyan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Guyan 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 Guyan:
    • 37.640387, -81.774837
    • 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 Guyan
  • 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 Guyan ...

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.

  • Christian [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian
    • Christian [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Guyan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian
  • Coal Mountain [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Mountain
    • Coal Mountain [Wyoming County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Guyan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Mountain
  • Cub City [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub City
    • Cub City [Wyoming County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Guyan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub City
  • Emmett [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
    • Emmett [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Guyan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmett
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    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Guyan
      • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Justice [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Justice
      • Justice [Mingo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Guyan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Justice<3>
    • Lincoln [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Guyan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Long Branch [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Wyoming County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Guyan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Slabtown [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Guyan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • Sun Hill [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Hill
      • Sun Hill [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Guyan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Hill
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Guyan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno

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 Guyan. 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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    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Guyan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Guyan.
      • Stirrat is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Guyan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<4>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Guyan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pineville, which is the Seat of Wyoming County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Guyan to Pineville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 49 miles [78.9 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 271 miles [436.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,151 miles [9,899.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,863 miles [11,044.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,738 miles [7,625.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Guyan. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Guyan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guyan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6404, Longitude: -81.7748       In this case, the coordinates for Guyan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Guyan 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 310.759 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.52 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.149 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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