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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 Hampden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hampden 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 Hampden:
    • 37.639552, -81.948732
    • 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 Hampden
  • 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 Hampden ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Hampden.

Within West Virginia, the name Hampden is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, ten are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marengo County
      • This Hampden is located in Marengo County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hampden that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marengo County community of Hampden.
    • Kansas
      • Coffey 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 Hampden [Coffey County].
      • Neosho 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 Kansas community of Hampden [Neosho County].
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Hampden is located in Penobscot County and lies 837 miles [1,347 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hampden that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Hampden.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore City
      • This Hampden is located in Baltimore City and lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hampden that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore City community of Hampden.
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • This Hampden is located in Hampden County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hampden that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampden County community of Hampden.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Hampden lies 1,488 miles [2,394.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hampden that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
    • North Dakota
      • Ramsey County
      • This Hampden is located in Ramsey County and lies 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hampden that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ramsey County community of Hampden.
    • Ohio
      • Geauga 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 Ohio community of Hampden [Geauga County].
    • Ontario
      • This Hampden lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<1> to the north of the Hampden that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks 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 Hampden [Berks County].
      • Cumberland 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 Hampden [Cumberland County].
    • Quebec
      • This Hampden lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hampden that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampden

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hampden ...

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.

  • Christian [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian
    • Christian [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hampden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian
  • Crystal Block [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Block
    • Crystal Block [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hampden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Block have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Block
  • Don [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Don
    • Don [Logan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hampden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Don have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Don
  • Emmett [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
    • Emmett [Logan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hampden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmett
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    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hampden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<4>
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
      • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Creek
    • Greenville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Logan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Horsepen [Mingo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsepen
      • Horsepen [Mingo County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsepen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Huff Junction [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff Junction
      • Huff Junction [Logan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huff Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huff Junction
    • Justice [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Justice
      • Justice [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Justice<4>
    • Landville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landville
      • Landville [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landville
    • Oilville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oilville
      • Oilville [Logan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oilville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oilville
    • Pie [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pie
      • Pie [Mingo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hampden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pie
    • Sarah Ann [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarah Ann
      • Sarah Ann [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarah Ann have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarah Ann
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarah Ann<4>
    • Slabtown [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Mingo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • War Eagle [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War Eagle
      • War Eagle [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hampden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War Eagle

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 Hampden. 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 ...
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Hampden.
      • Stirrat is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Hampden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<5>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Hampden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Williamson, which is the Seat of Mingo County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Hampden to Williamson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,158 miles [9,910.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,870 miles [11,056.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,746 miles [7,637.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hampden. 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 '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- Hampden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hampden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6396, Longitude: -81.9487       In this case, the coordinates for Hampden 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 Hampden 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>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 Hampden 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 310.863 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.64 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.223 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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