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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 Handley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Handley 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 Handley:
    • 38.186253, -81.367291
    • 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 Handley
  • 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 Handley ...

We have found four communities that share the name Handley.

Within West Virginia, the name Handley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Randolph 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 Handley [Randolph County].
    • Missouri
      • Dallas County
      • This Handley is located in Dallas County and lies 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<2> to the west of the Handley that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Handley.
      • Vernon County
      • This Handley is located in Vernon County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the west of the Handley that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Handley.
    • Texas
      • Tarrant County
      • This Handley is located in Tarrant County and lies 966 miles [1,554.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Handley that is located in Kanawha County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Handley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tarrant County community of Handley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Handley ...

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.

  • Boomer [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boomer
    • Boomer [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Handley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boomer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boomer
  • Carbondale [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Handley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
  • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Handley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 907 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Crescent [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent
    • Crescent [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Handley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Crown Hill [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Hill
      • Crown Hill [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Handley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Hill
    • Eagle [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle
      • Eagle [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Handley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle
    • Gallagher [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallagher
      • Gallagher [Kanawha County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Handley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallagher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallagher
    • Glasgow [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Handley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 833 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glasgow<4>
    • Hollygrove [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollygrove
      • Hollygrove [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Handley
      • Hollygrove has also been known as:
      • Hollygrove Station
      • Hudnall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollygrove
    • London [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
      • London [Kanawha County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Handley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for London<4>
    • Longacre [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longacre
      • Longacre [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Handley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longacre have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longacre
    • Standard [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standard
      • Standard [Kanawha County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Handley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standard

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 Handley. 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 ...
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Handley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<5>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Handley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<5>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Handley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Handley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<5>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65. He is buried at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery (Harrison County, West Virginia).
      • Beckley is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Handley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the Seat of Kanawha County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Handley to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest (NW). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 238 miles [383 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,110 miles [9,833.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,822 miles [10,978.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,698 miles [7,560.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 Handley 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Handley) 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 Handley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Handley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Handley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1863, Longitude: -81.3673       In this case, the coordinates for Handley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Handley 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 310.504 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.309 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.802 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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