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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 Hammond, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hammond 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 Hammond:
    • 39.405921, -80.101189
    • 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 Hammond
  • 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 Hammond ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Hammond.

Within West Virginia, the name Hammond is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 33 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 33 communities, 32 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Hammond is located in Fresno County and lies 2,147 miles [3,455.3 km]<1> to the west of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Hammond.
      • Tulare County
      • This Hammond is located in Tulare County and lies 2,104 miles [3,386.1 km] to the west of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulare County community of Hammond.
    • Florida
      • Putnam County
      • This Hammond is located in Putnam County and lies 696 miles [1,120.1 km]<1> to the south of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Hammond.
      • Volusia 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 Florida community of Hammond [Volusia County].
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Hammond is located in Fulton County and lies 446 miles [717.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Hammond.
    • Illinois
      • Piatt County
      • This Hammond is located in Piatt County and lies 452 miles [727.4 km]<1> to the west of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piatt County community of Hammond.
    • Indiana
      • Lake County
      • This Hammond is located in Lake County and lies 416 miles [669.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Hammond.
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon County
      • This Hammond is located in Bourbon County and lies 792 miles [1,274.6 km]<1> to the west of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bourbon County community of Hammond.
    • Kentucky
      • Johnson 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 Kentucky community of Hammond [Johnson County].
      • Knox County
      • This Hammond is located in Knox County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Hammond.
    • Louisiana
      • Tangipahoa Parish
      • This Hammond is located in Tangipahoa Parish and lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tangipahoa Parish community of Hammond.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Hammond is located in Aroostook County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Hammond.
    • Michigan
      • Kent 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 Michigan community of Hammond [Kent County].
      • Menominee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Hammond [Menominee County].
      • Presque Isle County
      • This Hammond is located in Presque Isle County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Presque Isle County community of Hammond.
    • Minnesota
      • Wabasha County
      • This Hammond is located in Wabasha County and lies 712 miles [1,145.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabasha County community of Hammond.
    • Missouri
      • Ozark County
      • This Hammond is located in Ozark County and lies 707 miles [1,137.8 km]<1> to the west of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ozark County community of Hammond.
    • Montana
      • Carter County
      • This Hammond is located in Carter County and lies 1,323 miles [2,129.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Hammond.
    • Nebraska
      • Rock County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Rock County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Hammond.
    • New York
      • Saint Lawrence County
      • This Hammond is located in Saint Lawrence County and lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Lawrence County community of Hammond.
      • Westchester 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 New York community of Hammond [Westchester County].
    • Ontario
      • This Hammond lies 483 miles [777.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
    • Oregon
      • Clatsop County
      • This Hammond is located in Clatsop County and lies 2,240 miles [3,604.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clatsop County community of Hammond.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Potter 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 Pennsylvania community of Hammond [Potter County].
      • Tioga County
      • This Hammond is located in Tioga County and lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tioga County community of Hammond.
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Hammond [Warren County].
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson County
      • This Hammond is located in Anderson County and lies 362 miles [582.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Hammond.
      • Barnwell 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 South Carolina community of Hammond [Barnwell County].
      • Horry County
      • This Hammond is located in Horry County and lies 386 miles [621.2 km] to the south of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Hammond.
      • Kershaw County
      • This Hammond is located in Kershaw County and lies 364 miles [585.8 km] to the south of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kershaw County community of Hammond.
    • Texas
      • Polk County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Polk County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Hammond.
      • Robertson County
      • This Hammond is located in Robertson County and lies 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robertson County community of Hammond.
    • Wisconsin
      • Saint Croix County
      • This Hammond is located in Saint Croix County and lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hammond that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Croix County community of Hammond.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hammond ...

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.

  • Belgium [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belgium
    • Belgium [Taylor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hammond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belgium have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belgium
  • Blueville [Taylor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blueville
    • Blueville [Taylor County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hammond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blueville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blueville
  • Boothsville [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boothsville
    • Boothsville [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hammond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boothsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boothsville
  • Forksburg [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forksburg
    • Forksburg [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hammond
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forksburg
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Garden Village [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Village
      • Garden Village [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hammond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Village
    • Graham Heights [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham Heights
      • Graham Heights [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hammond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham Heights
    • Hebron [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hammond
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Hillcrest [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hammond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Hillview [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillview
      • Hillview [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hammond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillview
    • Hopewell [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hammond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Meadowdale [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowdale
      • Meadowdale [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Hammond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowdale
    • New England [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New England
      • New England [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hammond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New England have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New England
    • Pettyjohn [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pettyjohn
      • Pettyjohn [Marion County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hammond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettyjohn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shagtown [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shagtown
      • Shagtown [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Hammond
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shagtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shagtown

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 Hammond. 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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    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Hammond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Hammond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<5>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Hammond.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fairmont, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Hammond to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 167 miles [268.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,003 miles [9,660.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,718 miles [10,811.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,593 miles [7,391.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hammond) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hammond. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4059, Longitude: -80.1012       In this case, the coordinates for Hammond 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 Hammond 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 Hammond, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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 Hammond 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 309.699 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.574 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.842 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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