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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 Hanover, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hanover 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 Hanover:
    • 37.572888, -81.799559
    • 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 Hanover
  • 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 Hanover ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Hanover.

Within West Virginia, the name Hanover is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 39 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 39 communities, 38 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Coosa County
      • This Hanover is located in Coosa County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coosa County community of Hanover.
    • Arkansas
      • Crittenden 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 Arkansas community of Hanover [Crittenden County].
      • Stone County
      • This Hanover is located in Stone County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<1> to the west of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stone County community of Hanover.
    • Colorado
      • El Paso 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 Colorado community of Hanover [El Paso County].
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven 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 Connecticut community of Hanover [New Haven County].
      • New London County
      • This Hanover is located in New London County and lies 588 miles [946.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New London County community of Hanover.
    • Georgia
      • Clarke County
      • This Hanover is located in Clarke County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Hanover.
      • Decatur County
      • This Hanover is located in Decatur County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km] to the south southwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Hanover.
    • Illinois
      • Jo Daviess County
      • This Hanover is located in Jo Daviess County and lies 552 miles [888.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jo Daviess County community of Hanover.
    • Indiana
      • Jefferson County
      • This Hanover is located in Jefferson County and lies 214 miles [344.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Hanover.
    • Iowa
      • Allamakee County
      • This Hanover is located in Allamakee County and lies 647 miles [1,041.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allamakee County community of Hanover.
      • Buena Vista County
      • This Hanover is located in Buena Vista County and lies 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the west northwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buena Vista County community of Hanover.
    • Kansas
      • Osage 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 Hanover [Osage County].
      • Washington County
      • This Hanover is located in Washington County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Hanover.
    • Maine
      • Oxford County
      • This Hanover is located in Oxford County and lies 749 miles [1,205.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oxford County community of Hanover.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel 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 Maryland community of Hanover [Anne Arundel County].
      • Howard County
      • This Hanover is located in Howard County and lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Hanover.
    • Massachusetts
      • Plymouth County
      • This Hanover is located in Plymouth County and lies 660 miles [1,062.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Hanover.
    • Michigan
      • Jackson County
      • This Hanover is located in Jackson County and lies 344 miles [553.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Hanover.
    • Minnesota
      • Wright County
      • This Hanover is located in Wright County and lies 806 miles [1,297.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wright County community of Hanover.
    • Montana
      • Fergus County
      • This Hanover is located in Fergus County and lies 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fergus County community of Hanover.
    • Nebraska
      • Gage County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Gage County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gage County community of Hanover.
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Hanover is located in Grafton County and lies 653 miles [1,050.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Hanover.
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington 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 Jersey community of Hanover [Burlington County].
      • Morris County
      • This Hanover is located in Morris County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Hanover.
    • New Mexico
      • Grant County
      • This Hanover is located in Grant County and lies 1,514 miles [2,436.5 km]<1> to the west of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Hanover.
    • New York
      • Oneida County
      • This Hanover is located in Oneida County and lies 502 miles [807.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Hanover.
    • Ohio
      • Butler 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 Ohio community of Hanover [Butler County].
      • Harrison County
      • This Hanover is located in Harrison County and lies 196 miles [315.4 km]<1> to the north of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Hanover.
      • Licking County
      • This Hanover is located in Licking County and lies 174 miles [280 km] to the north of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Licking County community of Hanover.
      • Perry County
      • This community is historic 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 Hanover.
    • Ontario
      • This Hanover lies 456 miles [733.9 km]<1> to the north of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Hanover is located in Luzerne County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Hanover.
      • Northampton County
      • This Hanover is located in Northampton County and lies 403 miles [648.6 km] to the east northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northampton County community of Hanover.
      • York County
      • This Hanover is located in York County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km] to the east northeast of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Hanover.
    • South Carolina
      • Anderson County
      • This Hanover is located in Anderson County and lies 215 miles [346 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Hanover.
    • Texas
      • Milam County
      • This Hanover is located in Milam County and lies 975 miles [1,569.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Milam County community of Hanover.
    • Virginia
      • Hanover County
      • This Hanover is located in Hanover County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km]<1> to the east of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Hanover.
    • Wisconsin
      • Rock County
      • This Hanover is located in Rock County and lies 522 miles [840.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hanover that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rock County community of Hanover.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hanover ...

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.

  • Cub City [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub City
    • Cub City [Wyoming County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Hanover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub City
  • Gilbert [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hanover
    • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<5>
  • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hanover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Creek
  • Horsepen [Mingo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsepen
    • Horsepen [Mingo County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hanover
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsepen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Hull [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hull
      • Hull [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
    • Ikes Fork [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ikes Fork
      • Ikes Fork [Wyoming County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ikes Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ikes Fork
    • Johnnycake [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnnycake
      • Johnnycake [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnnycake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnnycake
    • Justice [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Justice
      • Justice [Mingo County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justice have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Justice<5>
    • Lincoln [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Wyoming County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Long Branch [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Wyoming County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Longpole [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longpole
      • Longpole [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longpole have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longpole
    • Sandy Huff [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Huff
      • Sandy Huff [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Huff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Huff
    • Slabtown [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • Sun Hill [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Hill
      • Sun Hill [Wyoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hanover
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Hill
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hanover
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno

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 Hanover. 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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    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Hanover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<6>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Hanover.
      • Stirrat is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Hanover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<6>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Hanover.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<6>

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

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

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    • Pineville, which is the Seat of Wyoming County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Hanover to Pineville, with an average speed<7> 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 four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 274 miles [441 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,155 miles [9,905.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,866 miles [11,049.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,742 miles [7,631.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hanover. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Hanover) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hanover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5729, Longitude: -81.7996       In this case, the coordinates for Hanover 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 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 Hanover 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 Hanover, 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 Hanover 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 310.774 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.528 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.181 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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