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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 Hampshire, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hampshire 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 Hampshire:
    • 39.472038, -79.076975
    • 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 Hampshire
  • 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 Hampshire ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Hampshire.

Within West Virginia, the name Hampshire is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • This Hampshire is located in Kane County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hampshire that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampshire
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kane County community of Hampshire.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Hampshire is located in Baltimore County and lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the east of the Hampshire that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampshire
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Hampshire.
      • Charles County
      • This Hampshire is located in Charles County and lies 128 miles [206 km] to the east southeast of the Hampshire that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampshire
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Hampshire.
    • Michigan
      • Iosco 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 Hampshire [Iosco County].
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • This Hampshire is located in Steuben County and lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hampshire that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampshire
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Hampshire.
    • Ohio
      • Lake County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lake County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Hampshire.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Tennessee
      • Maury County
      • This Hampshire is located in Maury County and lies 523 miles [841.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hampshire that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampshire
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maury County community of Hampshire.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hampshire ...

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.

  • Black Oak [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Oak
    • Black Oak [Allegany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Hampshire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Oak
  • Blaine [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Mineral County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hampshire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Claysville [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claysville
    • Claysville [Mineral County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hampshire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claysville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claysville
  • Danville [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Allegany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Hampshire
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
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    • Elk Garden [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Garden
      • Elk Garden [Mineral County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hampshire
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Garden<5>
    • Floyd [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd [Garrett County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hampshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
    • Franklin [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Allegany County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hampshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Limestone [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Mineral County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hampshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Luke [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luke
      • Luke [Allegany County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Hampshire
      • Estimated population in 2019: 60 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luke have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luke
    • McCoole [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCoole
      • McCoole [Allegany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Hampshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCoole have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCoole
    • Merrill [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [Garrett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Hampshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
    • Moscow [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Allegany County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hampshire
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Standard [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standard
      • Standard [Garrett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hampshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standard
    • Sulphur City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur City
      • Sulphur City [Mineral County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hampshire
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur City

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 Hampshire. 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 ...
    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Hampshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<6>
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cumberland (Maryland) on Saturday June 14, 1930 and died in Salisbury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the age of 76. He is buried at St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Cumberland is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Hampshire.
      • Salisbury is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Hampshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Mallory<6>
    • 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).
      • Short Gap is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Hampshire.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<6>

How Far From Hampshire to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Hampshire to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Keyser, which is the Seat of Mineral County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Hampshire to Charleston, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 116 miles [186.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,958 miles [9,588.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,671 miles [10,735.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,546 miles [7,316.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mineral County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hampshire) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hampshire. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4720, Longitude: -79.0770       In this case, the coordinates for Hampshire 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 Hampshire 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 Hampshire, 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>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 Hampshire 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 309.075 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.874 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.371 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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