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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 Halcyon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Halcyon 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 Halcyon:
    • 37.979821, -82.093744
    • 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 Halcyon
  • 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 Halcyon ...

We have found five communities that share the name Halcyon.

Within West Virginia, the name Halcyon is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Montgomery County
      • This Halcyon is located in Montgomery County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Halcyon that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halcyon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Halcyon.
    • California
      • San Luis Obispo County
      • This Halcyon is located in San Luis Obispo County and lies 2,129 miles [3,426.3 km]<1> to the west of the Halcyon that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halcyon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Luis Obispo County community of Halcyon.
    • Kansas
      • Wichita 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 Kansas community of Halcyon [Wichita County].
    • Louisiana
      • De Soto Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Halcyon [De Soto Parish].
    • Missouri
      • Dent County
      • This Halcyon is located in Dent County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the west of the Halcyon that is located in Logan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halcyon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dent County community of Halcyon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Halcyon ...

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.

  • Big Creek [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
    • Big Creek [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Halcyon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
  • Chapmanville [Logan County]
  • Daisy [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
    • Daisy [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Halcyon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
  • Fry [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fry
    • Fry [Lincoln County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Halcyon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Harts [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harts
      • Harts [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Halcyon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harts have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harts
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harts<4>
    • Kitchen [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kitchen
      • Kitchen [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Halcyon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kitchen have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kitchen
    • Stone Branch [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Branch
      • Stone Branch [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Halcyon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Branch
    • Sunset Court [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Court
      • Sunset Court [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Halcyon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Court have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Court
    • Whirlwind [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whirlwind
      • Whirlwind [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Halcyon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whirlwind have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whirlwind

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 Halcyon. 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 ...
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the north of Halcyon.
      • Ceredo is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the northwest of Halcyon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<6>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Halcyon.
      • Stirrat is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Halcyon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<6>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Halcyon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Logan, which is the Seat of Logan County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Halcyon to Logan, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 35 miles [56.3 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 just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 280 miles [450.6 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,149 miles [9,895.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • 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).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,738 miles [7,625.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halcyon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9798, Longitude: -82.0937       In this case, the coordinates for Halcyon 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 Halcyon 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 Halcyon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Halcyon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.947 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.785 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.179 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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