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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 Gwinn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gwinn 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 Gwinn:
    • 38.560918, -82.214313
    • 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 Gwinn
  • 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 Gwinn ...

We have found two communities that share the name Gwinn.

Within West Virginia, the name Gwinn is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Gwinn [Baltimore County].
    • Michigan
      • Marquette County
      • This Gwinn is located in Marquette County and lies 595 miles [957.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Gwinn that is located in Cabell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwinn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Gwinn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gwinn ...

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.

  • Apple Grove [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Grove
    • Apple Grove [Mason County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Gwinn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Grove
  • Cebee [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cebee
    • Cebee [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Gwinn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cebee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cebee
  • Clover [Cabell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover [Cabell County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Gwinn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
  • Crown City [Cabell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown City
    • Crown City [Cabell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Gwinn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown City
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    • Eureka [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
      • Eureka [Gallia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Gwinn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
    • Good Hope [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Gallia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Gwinn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • Indian Meadows [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Meadows
      • Indian Meadows [Cabell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Gwinn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Meadows
    • Leaper [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaper
      • Leaper [Gallia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Gwinn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leaper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaper
    • Lock [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lock
      • Lock [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Gwinn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lock
    • Platform [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platform
      • Platform [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Gwinn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Platform have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Platform
    • Polkadotte [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkadotte
      • Polkadotte [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Gwinn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkadotte have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkadotte
    • Rolling Hills [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Cabell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Gwinn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills
    • Swan Creek [Gallia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Creek
      • Swan Creek [Gallia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Gwinn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Creek

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 Gwinn. 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 ...
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Gwinn.
      • West Columbia is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the north of Gwinn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Gwinn.
      • Ceredo is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Gwinn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<4>
    • Clyde Lee McCoy     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Ashland (Kentucky) on Tueday December 29, 1903 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 11, 1990 at the age of 86. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Ashland is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Gwinn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clyde Lee McCoy<4>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Gwinn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntington, which is the Seat of Cabell County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gwinn to Huntington, 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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 279 miles [449 km] to the east (E). 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 6,128 miles [9,862.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,844 miles [11,014.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,719 miles [7,594.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cabell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cabell County: www.cabellcounty.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Gwinn 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.
<2>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- Gwinn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gwinn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5609, Longitude: -82.2143       In this case, the coordinates for Gwinn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Gwinn 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 311.012 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.945 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.049 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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