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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 Hamlin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hamlin 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 Hamlin:
    • 38.278566, -82.102098
    • 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 Hamlin
  • 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 Hamlin ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Hamlin.

Within West Virginia, the name Hamlin is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Hamlin lies 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
    • Arkansas
      • Cross County
      • This Hamlin is located in Cross County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cross County community of Hamlin.
    • Iowa
      • Audubon County
      • This Hamlin is located in Audubon County and lies 715 miles [1,150.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Audubon County community of Hamlin.
    • Kansas
      • Brown County
      • This Hamlin is located in Brown County and lies 732 miles [1,178 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Hamlin.
    • Kentucky
      • Calloway County
      • This Hamlin is located in Calloway County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calloway County community of Hamlin.
    • Louisiana
      • Sabine Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Hamlin [Sabine Parish].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Hamlin is located in Aroostook County and lies 943 miles [1,517.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Hamlin.
    • Michigan
      • Dickinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Hamlin [Dickinson County].
    • Mississippi
      • Tunica County
      • This Hamlin is located in Tunica County and lies 532 miles [856.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tunica County community of Hamlin.
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • This Hamlin is located in Monroe County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Hamlin.
    • North Dakota
      • Sargent County
      • This Hamlin is located in Sargent County and lies 945 miles [1,520.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sargent County community of Hamlin.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lebanon County
      • This Hamlin is located in Lebanon County and lies 340 miles [547.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lebanon County community of Hamlin.
      • McKean County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Hamlin [McKean County].
      • Wayne County
      • This Hamlin is located in Wayne County and lies 415 miles [667.9 km] to the east northeast of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Hamlin.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Hamlin lies 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
    • Texas
      • Jones County
      • This Hamlin is located in Jones County and lies 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jones County community of Hamlin.
    • Virginia
      • Russell County
      • This Hamlin is located in Russell County and lies 93 miles [149.7 km]<1> to the south of the Hamlin that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamlin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Hamlin.
    • Wisconsin
      • Trempealeau County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Hamlin [Trempealeau County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hamlin ...

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.

  • Branchland [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchland
    • Branchland [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamlin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchland<5>
  • Jenks [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenks
    • Jenks [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hamlin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenks
  • Kinder [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinder
    • Kinder [Lincoln County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hamlin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Pleasant View [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
    • Pleasant View [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamlin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Portersville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portersville
      • Portersville [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hamlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portersville
    • Prairietown [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairietown
      • Prairietown [Cabell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairietown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairietown
    • Rockville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hamlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Salt Rock [Cabell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Rock
      • Salt Rock [Cabell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hamlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Rock<5>
    • Sweetland [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetland
      • Sweetland [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hamlin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetland

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 Hamlin. 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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    • 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Hamlin.
      • Ceredo is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Hamlin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<6>
    • Conchata Galen Ferrell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Loudendale (West Virginia) on Sunday March 28, 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Monday October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. She is buried at Forest Cemetery (Pickaway County, Ohio).
      • Loudendale is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Hamlin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<6>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Hamlin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<6>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Hamlin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<6>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Hamlin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Hamlin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Hamlin to Charleston, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 276 miles [444.2 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,136 miles [9,874.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,851 miles [11,025.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,726 miles [7,605.8 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 Hamlin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hamlin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hamlin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hamlin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hamlin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2786, Longitude: -82.1021    
<2>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 Hamlin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Hamlin 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Hamlin 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 310.948 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.83 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.089 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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