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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 Harman, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Harman 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 Harman:
    • 38.921018, -79.524592
    • 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 Harman
  • 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 Harman ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Harman.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Harman.

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

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Harman [Kanawha County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Harman [Arapahoe County].
    • Indiana
      • Jennings 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 Harman [Jennings County].
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel 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 Maryland community of Harman [Anne Arundel County].
    • North Carolina
      • Watauga 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 Carolina community of Harman [Watauga County].
    • Virginia
      • Buchanan County
      • This Harman is located in Buchanan County and lies 183 miles [294.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Harman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buchanan County community of Harman.
      • Tazewell County
      • This Harman is located in Tazewell County and lies 169 miles [272 km] to the southwest of the Harman that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harman
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Harman.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harman ...

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.

  • Dryfork [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryfork
    • Dryfork [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Harman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryfork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dryfork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dryfork<4>
  • Elk [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
    • Elk [Tucker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Harman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk
  • Evenwood [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evenwood
    • Evenwood [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Harman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evenwood
  • Job [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Job
    • Job [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Harman
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Job have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Job
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Laneville [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laneville
      • Laneville [Tucker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Harman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laneville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laneville
    • Mill Run [Tucker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Run
      • Mill Run [Tucker County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Harman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Perlytown [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perlytown
      • Perlytown [Randolph County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Harman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perlytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Stringtown [Tucker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Tucker County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Harman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wyoming [Tucker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Tucker County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Harman
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyoming have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Harman. 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 ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Elkins is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Harman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<5>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Harman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<5>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Harman.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkins, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Harman to Elkins, 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 120 miles [193.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 133 miles [214 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,001 miles [9,657.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,712 miles [10,801.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,588 miles [7,383.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harman. 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 Harman 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Harman) 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 Harman. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harman

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9210, Longitude: -79.5246       In this case, the coordinates for Harman 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 Harman 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 309.37 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.126 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.763 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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