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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 Hayden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hayden 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 Hayden:
    • 39.516754, -79.625884
    • 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 Hayden
  • 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 Hayden ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Hayden.

Within West Virginia, the name Hayden is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount County
      • This Hayden is located in Blount County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Hayden.
    • Arizona
      • Gila County
      • This Hayden is located in Gila County and lies 1,782 miles [2,867.9 km]<1> to the west of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gila County community of Hayden.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Hayden is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km]<1> to the west of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Hayden.
    • Colorado
      • Lake 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 Hayden [Lake County].
      • Routt County
      • This Hayden is located in Routt County and lies 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Routt County community of Hayden.
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Hayden is located in Hartford County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Hayden.
    • Idaho
      • Kootenai County
      • This Hayden is located in Kootenai County and lies 1,922 miles [3,093.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kootenai County community of Hayden.
    • Indiana
      • Jennings County
      • This Hayden is located in Jennings County and lies 328 miles [527.9 km]<1> to the west of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jennings County community of Hayden.
    • Kansas
      • Labette 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 Hayden [Labette County].
      • Neosho County
      • This Hayden is located in Neosho County and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<1> to the west of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Neosho County community of Hayden.
    • Maryland
      • Queen Anne's County
      • This Hayden is located in Queen Anne's County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<1> to the east of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queen Anne's County community of Hayden.
    • Minnesota
      • Todd 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 Minnesota community of Hayden [Todd County].
    • Missouri
      • Maries County
      • This Hayden is located in Maries County and lies 671 miles [1,079.9 km]<1> to the west of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maries County community of Hayden.
    • New Mexico
      • Union County
      • This Hayden is located in Union County and lies 1,310 miles [2,108.2 km]<1> to the west of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Hayden.
    • Ohio
      • Franklin County
      • This Hayden is located in Franklin County and lies 193 miles [310.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Hayden.
    • Oregon
      • Coos 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 Oregon community of Hayden [Coos County].
    • Texas
      • Van Zandt 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 Texas community of Hayden [Van Zandt County].
    • Utah
      • Uintah County
      • This Hayden is located in Uintah County and lies 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hayden that is located in Preston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Uintah County community of Hayden.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hayden ...

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.

  • Bull Run [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Run
    • Bull Run [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hayden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Run
  • Cranesville [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cranesville
    • Cranesville [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hayden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cranesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cranesville
  • Heathers Run [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathers Run
    • Heathers Run [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hayden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathers Run
  • Herring [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herring
    • Herring [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hayden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herring
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Kanes Creek [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanes Creek
      • Kanes Creek [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanes Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanes Creek
    • Kingwood [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hayden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,057 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingwood<4>
    • Lake Ford [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Ford
      • Lake Ford [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Ford
    • Little Sandy [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Sandy
      • Little Sandy [Preston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hayden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Sandy
    • Rockville [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Salt Lick [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lick
      • Salt Lick [Preston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hayden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lick
    • Sugar Valley [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Valley
      • Sugar Valley [Preston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Hayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Valley
    • Valley Point [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Point
      • Valley Point [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Point

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 Hayden. 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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    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Uniontown is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Hayden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<5>
    • Ralph Chambers     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at the age of 76. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Uniontown is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Hayden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers<5>
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Hayden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<5>
    • Charles Cloyd 'Chuck' Hostetler     (Major League Baseball)
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Hayden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<5>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Hayden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Hayden.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Hayden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<6> community of Hayden once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Hayden and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingwood, which is the Seat of Preston County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 134 miles [215.7 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Hayden to Charleston, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 144 miles [231.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,979 miles [9,622.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,693 miles [10,771.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,568 miles [7,351.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Hayden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hayden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5168, Longitude: -79.6259       In this case, the coordinates for Hayden 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Hayden 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>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>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 Hayden, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Hayden 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 309.405 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.256 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.595 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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