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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 Hartford City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hartford City 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 Hartford City:
    • 38.997873, -81.990511
    • 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 Hartford City
  • 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 Hartford City ...

We have found one communities that share the name Hartford City.

Within West Virginia, the name Hartford City is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Hartford City in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Blackford County
      • This Hartford City is located in Blackford County and lies 205 miles [329.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hartford City that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blackford County community of Hartford City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hartford City ...

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.

  • Antiquity [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antiquity
    • Antiquity [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hartford City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antiquity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antiquity
  • Dutchtown [Meigs County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchtown
    • Dutchtown [Meigs County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Hartford City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Five Points [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Meigs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hartford City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Flatwoods [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hartford City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwoods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
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    • Forest Run [Meigs County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Run
      • Forest Run [Meigs County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Hartford City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lincoln Heights [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
      • Lincoln Heights [Meigs County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hartford City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
    • Mason [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Mason County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Hartford City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 936 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<3>
    • Minersville [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
      • Minersville [Meigs County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Hartford City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
    • Oakgrove [Meigs County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakgrove
      • Oakgrove [Meigs County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hartford City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pike Hill [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Hill
      • Pike Hill [Mason County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hartford City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Hill
    • Rock Springs [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Meigs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hartford City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
    • Sassafras [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafras
      • Sassafras [Mason County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hartford City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras
    • Silver Run [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Run
      • Silver Run [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hartford City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Run

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 Hartford City. 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 ...
    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Hartford City.
      • West Columbia is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Hartford City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<4>
    • 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).
      • Gallipolis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Hartford City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Point Pleasant, which is the Seat of Mason County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hartford City to Point Pleasant, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 266 miles [428.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,099 miles [9,815.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,816 miles [10,969.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,691 miles [7,549.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hartford City. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hartford City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hartford City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hartford City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hartford City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9979, Longitude: -81.9905       In this case, the coordinates for Hartford City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Hartford City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.867 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.843 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.81 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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