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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 Gypsy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gypsy 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 Gypsy:
    • 39.368699, -80.317865
    • 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 Gypsy
  • 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 Gypsy ...

We have found five communities that share the name Gypsy.

Within West Virginia, the name Gypsy is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Magoffin County
      • This Gypsy is located in Magoffin County and lies 185 miles [297.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Gypsy that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gypsy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Magoffin County community of Gypsy.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Charles Parish
      • This Gypsy is located in Saint Charles Parish and lies 863 miles [1,388.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Gypsy that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gypsy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Charles Parish community of Gypsy.
    • North Carolina
      • Henderson 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 North Carolina community of Gypsy [Henderson County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Creek County
      • This Gypsy is located in Creek County and lies 917 miles [1,475.8 km]<1> to the west of the Gypsy that is located in Harrison County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gypsy
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Creek County community of Gypsy.
    • Tennessee
      • Carroll 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 Tennessee community of Gypsy [Carroll County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gypsy ...

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.

  • Allied [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allied
    • Allied [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Gypsy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allied have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allied
  • Dixie [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Gypsy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
  • Enterprise [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
    • Enterprise [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gypsy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
  • Erie [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erie
    • Erie [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Gypsy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erie
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    • Francis [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Francis
      • Francis [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Francis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Francis
    • Glen Falls [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Falls
      • Glen Falls [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Falls
    • Gore [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gore
      • Gore [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gypsy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gore
    • Highland [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Jimtown [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
      • Jimtown [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jimtown
    • Killarm [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killarm
      • Killarm [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killarm have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killarm
    • Lodgeville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodgeville
      • Lodgeville [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodgeville
    • Long Run [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Run
      • Long Run [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Run
    • Lumberport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberport
      • Lumberport [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Gypsy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumberport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberport
    • Meadowbrook [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Oak Grove [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Marion County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rosebud [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
      • Rosebud [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebud have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud
    • Saltwell [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltwell
      • Saltwell [Harrison County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Gypsy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltwell

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 Gypsy. 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 ...
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Gypsy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<4>
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Gypsy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<4>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Gypsy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clarksburg, which is the Seat of Harrison County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 99 miles [159.3 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Gypsy to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 178 miles [286.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,014 miles [9,678.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,604 miles [7,409.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Harrison County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Gypsy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gypsy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3687, Longitude: -80.3179       In this case, the coordinates for Gypsy 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 Gypsy 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 Gypsy 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 309.832 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.72 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.95 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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