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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 Hatcher, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hatcher 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 Hatcher:
    • 37.695944, -81.619554
    • 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 Hatcher
  • 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 Hatcher ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Hatcher.

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

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

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Mercer County
      • This Hatcher is located in Mercer County and lies 41 miles [66 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Hatcher that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Hatcher.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dale 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 Alabama community of Hatcher [Dale County].
    • Georgia
      • Quitman County
      • This Hatcher is located in Quitman County and lies 449 miles [722.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hatcher that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Quitman County community of Hatcher.
    • Kentucky
      • Taylor County
      • This Hatcher is located in Taylor County and lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<1> to the west of the Hatcher that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Hatcher.
    • Louisiana
      • Sabine Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Hatcher [Sabine Parish].
    • North Carolina
      • Sampson County
      • This Hatcher is located in Sampson County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hatcher that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sampson County community of Hatcher.
    • Virginia
      • Cumberland County
      • This Hatcher is located in Cumberland County and lies 181 miles [291.3 km]<1> to the east of the Hatcher that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatcher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Hatcher.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hatcher ...

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.

  • Coal Mountain [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Mountain
    • Coal Mountain [Wyoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hatcher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Mountain
  • Cyclone [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cyclone
    • Cyclone [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hatcher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cyclone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyclone
  • Edith [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edith
    • Edith [Wyoming County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Hatcher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edith have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edith
  • Glen Fork [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Fork
    • Glen Fork [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Hatcher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Fork
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Glover [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
      • Glover [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hatcher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover
    • Jesse [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jesse
      • Jesse [Wyoming County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Hatcher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jesse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jesse
    • Keyrock [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keyrock
      • Keyrock [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Hatcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keyrock
    • Lillydale [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillydale
      • Lillydale [Wyoming County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hatcher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lillydale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillydale
    • Lillyhaven [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillyhaven
      • Lillyhaven [Wyoming County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Hatcher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lillyhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillyhaven
    • Ravencliff [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravencliff
      • Ravencliff [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hatcher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravencliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravencliff
    • Rock View [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock View
      • Rock View [Wyoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hatcher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock View
    • 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 southwest of Hatcher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Hill
    • Turkey [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey
      • Turkey [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hatcher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey
    • Uno [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uno
      • Uno [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hatcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uno
    • Wyoming [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming
      • Wyoming [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Hatcher
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyoming

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 Hatcher. 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 ...
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Hatcher.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<4>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Hatcher.
      • Stirrat is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Hatcher.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Hatcher.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Hatcher.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pineville, which is the Seat of Wyoming County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Hatcher to Pineville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 45 miles [72.4 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 most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 261 miles [420 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,142 miles [9,884.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,854 miles [11,030.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,729 miles [7,610.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hatcher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6959, Longitude: -81.6196       In this case, the coordinates for Hatcher 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Hatcher 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>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>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 Hatcher 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 310.664 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.42 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.066 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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