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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 Hemlock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hemlock 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 Hemlock:
    • 38.783994, -80.140355
    • 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 Hemlock
  • 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 Hemlock ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Hemlock.

There are two communities within West Virginia that are also named Hemlock.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another twenty communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twenty communities, 21 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Fayette County
      • This Hemlock is located in Fayette County and lies 77 miles [123.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Hemlock.
    • Jackson County
      • This Hemlock is located in Jackson County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the west of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Hemlock.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Howard County
      • This Hemlock is located in Howard County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Hemlock.
    • Kentucky
      • McCreary 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 Kentucky community of Hemlock [McCreary County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Bristol 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 Massachusetts community of Hemlock [Bristol County].
    • Michigan
      • Iosco County
      • This Hemlock is located in Iosco County and lies 421 miles [677.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iosco County community of Hemlock.
      • Iron 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 Michigan community of Hemlock [Iron County].
      • Montmorency County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Hemlock [Montmorency County].
      • Saginaw County
      • This Hemlock is located in Saginaw County and lies 383 miles [616.4 km] to the north northwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Hemlock.
    • New York
      • Livingston County
      • This Hemlock is located in Livingston County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Hemlock.
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe 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 North Carolina community of Hemlock [Ashe County].
      • Transylvania County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Hemlock [Transylvania County].
    • Ohio
      • Perry County
      • This Hemlock is located in Perry County and lies 121 miles [194.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Hemlock.
    • Ontario
      • This Hemlock lies 266 miles [428.1 km]<1> to the north of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Hemlock is located in Lane County and lies 2,201 miles [3,542.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Hemlock.
      • Multnomah County
      • This Hemlock is located in Multnomah County and lies 2,190 miles [3,524.5 km] to the west northwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Multnomah County community of Hemlock.
      • Tillamook County
      • This Hemlock is located in Tillamook County and lies 2,256 miles [3,630.7 km] to the west northwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tillamook County community of Hemlock.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Warren County
      • This Hemlock is located in Warren County and lies 219 miles [352.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Hemlock.
    • South Carolina
      • Chester 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 South Carolina community of Hemlock [Chester County].
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Hemlock is located in Sullivan County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Hemlock.
    • Virginia
      • Floyd County
      • This Hemlock is located in Floyd County and lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<1> to the south of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Hemlock.
    • Wisconsin
      • Clark County
      • This Hemlock is located in Clark County and lies 680 miles [1,094.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hemlock that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Hemlock.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hemlock ...

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.

  • Blue Rock [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Rock
    • Blue Rock [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hemlock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Rock
  • Chemical [Upshur County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chemical
    • Chemical [Upshur County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chemical have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Czar [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Czar
    • Czar [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Czar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Czar
  • Evergreen [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [Upshur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Huff [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff
      • Huff [Randolph County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Imperial [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial
      • Imperial [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial
    • Palace Valley [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palace Valley
      • Palace Valley [Upshur County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palace Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palace Valley
    • Queens [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens
      • Queens [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens
    • Sellers [Upshur County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Upshur County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tenmile [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenmile
      • Tenmile [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tenmile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenmile
    • Zion [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Hemlock
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

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 Hemlock. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Hemlock.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Buckhannon, which is the Seat of Upshur County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hemlock to Buckhannon, with an average speed<5> 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 85 miles [136.8 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 167 miles [268.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,032 miles [9,707.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,744 miles [10,853.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,620 miles [7,435.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Upshur County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hemlock. 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- Hemlock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hemlock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7840, Longitude: -80.1404       In this case, the coordinates for Hemlock 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 Hemlock 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 Hemlock 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 309.746 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.534 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.076 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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