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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 Hancock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hancock 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 Hancock:
    • 39.701703, -78.181498
    • 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 Hancock
  • 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 Hancock ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Hancock.

Within West Virginia, the name Hancock is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 35 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cherokee 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 Alabama community of Hancock [Cherokee County].
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead County
      • This Hancock is located in Craighead County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craighead County community of Hancock.
    • California
      • Los Angeles 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 Hancock [Los Angeles County].
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Hancock [Chaffee County].
      • Gunnison 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 Colorado community of Hancock [Gunnison County].
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield County
      • This Hancock is located in Litchfield County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Litchfield County community of Hancock.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Hancock is located in Hillsborough County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Hancock.
      • Polk 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 Florida community of Hancock [Polk County].
    • Georgia
      • Hancock 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 Georgia community of Hancock [Hancock County].
    • Indiana
      • Harrison 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 Indiana community of Hancock [Harrison County].
    • Iowa
      • Pottawattamie County
      • This Hancock is located in Pottawattamie County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pottawattamie County community of Hancock.
    • Kansas
      • Lane 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 Kansas community of Hancock [Lane County].
    • Louisiana
      • Ouachita Parish
      • This Hancock is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Hancock.
    • Maine
      • Hancock County
      • This Hancock is located in Hancock County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Hancock.
    • Maryland
      • Washington County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Hancock.
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire County
      • This Hancock is located in Berkshire County and lies 319 miles [513.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkshire County community of Hancock.
    • Michigan
      • Houghton County
      • This Hancock is located in Houghton County and lies 731 miles [1,176.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of Hancock.
    • Minnesota
      • Stevens County
      • This Hancock is located in Stevens County and lies 977 miles [1,572.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stevens County community of Hancock.
    • Missouri
      • Pulaski County
      • This Hancock is located in Pulaski County and lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<2> to the west of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Hancock.
    • Nebraska
      • Dundy 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 Nebraska community of Hancock [Dundy County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Hancock is located in Hillsborough County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Hancock.
    • New York
      • Delaware County
      • This Hancock is located in Delaware County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Hancock.
    • North Carolina
      • Chowan County
      • This Hancock is located in Chowan County and lies 262 miles [421.6 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chowan County community of Hancock.
    • North Dakota
      • McLean 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 North Dakota community of Hancock [McLean County].
    • Ohio
      • Hancock County
      • This Hancock is located in Hancock County and lies 314 miles [505.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Hancock.
      • Perry County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Perry County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Hancock.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Hancock is located in Berks County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Hancock.
      • Lancaster 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 Pennsylvania community of Hancock [Lancaster County].
    • South Carolina
      • Lancaster County
      • This Hancock is located in Lancaster County and lies 361 miles [581 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Hancock.
    • Tennessee
      • Henry County
      • This Hancock is located in Henry County and lies 599 miles [964 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Hancock.
    • Texas
      • Comal County
      • Although located in Comal County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Comal County community of Hancock.
      • Dawson County
      • This Hancock is located in Dawson County and lies 1,396 miles [2,246.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dawson County community of Hancock.
      • Limestone 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 Texas community of Hancock [Limestone County].
    • Vermont
      • Addison County
      • This Hancock is located in Addison County and lies 400 miles [643.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Addison County community of Hancock.
    • Wisconsin
      • Waushara County
      • This Hancock is located in Waushara County and lies 657 miles [1,057.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hancock that is located in Morgan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waushara County community of Hancock.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hancock ...

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.

  • Bath [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
    • Bath [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Hancock
    • Estimated population in 2019: 596 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
  • Burnt Factory [Morgan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Factory
    • Burnt Factory [Morgan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Hancock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Factory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Factory
  • Dogtown [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
    • Dogtown [Fulton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Hancock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogtown
  • Harvey [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvey
    • Harvey [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Hancock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvey
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    • Jimtown [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
      • Jimtown [Morgan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jimtown
    • Plum Run [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Run
      • Plum Run [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Run
    • Ridersville [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridersville
      • Ridersville [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridersville
    • Roundtop [Morgan County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundtop
      • Roundtop [Morgan County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundtop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Shady Grove [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Morgan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Sir Johns Run [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sir Johns Run
      • Sir Johns Run [Morgan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sir Johns Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sir Johns Run
    • Sleepy Creek [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Creek
      • Sleepy Creek [Morgan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sleepy Creek
    • Stanley [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
    • Timber Ridge Heights [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge Heights
      • Timber Ridge Heights [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Hancock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge Heights

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 Hancock. 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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    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Hancock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<5>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cove Gap is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Hancock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<5>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Hancock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<5>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41. We don't have any burial details.
      • Mercersburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Hancock.
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Hancock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<5>

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

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

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    • Berkeley Springs, which is the Seat of Morgan County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Hancock to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 82 miles [132 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,911 miles [9,512.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,622 miles [10,657.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,498 miles [7,238.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hancock. 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 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 Hancock 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hancock) 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 Hancock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hancock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hancock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7017, Longitude: -78.1815    
<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 Hancock, 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 Hancock 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 308.522 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.281 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.896 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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