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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 Hallwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hallwood and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Hallwood:
    • 38.972579, -82.081254
    • 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 Hallwood
  • 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 Hallwood ...

We have found five communities that share the name Hallwood.

Within West Virginia, the name Hallwood is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Yuba 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 California community of Hallwood [Yuba County].
    • Georgia
      • Putnam County
      • This Hallwood is located in Putnam County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<2> to the south of the Hallwood that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Hallwood.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Hallwood is located in Luzerne County and lies 350 miles [563.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hallwood that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Hallwood.
    • Virginia
      • Accomack County
      • This Hallwood is located in Accomack County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<2> to the east of the Hallwood that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Accomack County community of Hallwood.
      • Hampton City
      • This Hallwood is located in Hampton City and lies 341 miles [548.8 km] to the east southeast of the Hallwood that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampton City community of Hallwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hallwood ...

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.

  • Dutchtown [Meigs County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchtown
    • Dutchtown [Meigs County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Hallwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Forest Run [Meigs County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Run
    • Forest Run [Meigs County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Hallwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Lincoln Heights [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
    • Lincoln Heights [Meigs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Hallwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
  • Locust Lane [Mason County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Lane
    • Locust Lane [Mason County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Hallwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Maggie [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie
      • Maggie [Mason County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Hallwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie
    • Mason [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Mason County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Hallwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<4>
    • Minersville [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
      • Minersville [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Hallwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
    • Pike Hill [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Hill
      • Pike Hill [Mason County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Hallwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Hill
    • Rock Springs [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Meigs County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Hallwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Rutland [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutland
      • Rutland [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Hallwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rutland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutland<4>
    • Sassafras [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafras
      • Sassafras [Mason County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Hallwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafras have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras
    • Silver Run [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Run
      • Silver Run [Meigs County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Hallwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Run

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 Hallwood. 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Hallwood.
      • West Columbia is located Less than 2 miles to the northeast of Hallwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<5>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gallipolis (Ohio) on Monday September 11, 1944 and died in Short Gap (West Virginia) on Friday January 9, 2009 at the age of 64. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Gallipolis is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Hallwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Point Pleasant, which is the Seat of Mason County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Hallwood to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 270 miles [434.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,103 miles [9,821.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,821 miles [10,977.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,696 miles [7,557.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hallwood. 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>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Hallwood 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' (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- Hallwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hallwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9726, Longitude: -82.0813       In this case, the coordinates for Hallwood 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Hallwood 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 310.923 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.904 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.859 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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