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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 Hendricks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hendricks 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 Hendricks:
    • 39.075453, -79.630086
    • 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 Hendricks
  • 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 Hendricks ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Hendricks.

Within West Virginia, the name Hendricks is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount 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 Alabama community of Hendricks [Blount County].
    • Colorado
      • Fremont 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 Hendricks [Fremont County].
    • Georgia
      • Upson County
      • This Hendricks is located in Upson County and lies 502 miles [807.9 km]<2> to the southwest of the Hendricks that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Upson County community of Hendricks.
    • Indiana
      • Johnson County
      • This Hendricks is located in Johnson County and lies 349 miles [561.7 km]<2> to the west of the Hendricks that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Hendricks.
    • Kansas
      • Allen 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 Kansas community of Hendricks [Allen County].
      • Finney 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 Kansas community of Hendricks [Finney County].
    • Kentucky
      • Magoffin County
      • This Hendricks is located in Magoffin County and lies 211 miles [339.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Hendricks that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Magoffin County community of Hendricks.
    • Michigan
      • Delta County
      • This Hendricks is located in Delta County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<2> to the northwest of the Hendricks that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delta County community of Hendricks.
    • Minnesota
      • Lincoln County
      • This Hendricks is located in Lincoln County and lies 940 miles [1,512.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hendricks that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Hendricks.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Hendricks is located in Lane County and lies 2,238 miles [3,601.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Hendricks that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Hendricks.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery County
      • This Hendricks is located in Montgomery County and lies 237 miles [381.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hendricks that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Hendricks.
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • This Hendricks is located in Pickens County and lies 329 miles [529.5 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Hendricks that is located in Tucker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendricks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Hendricks.
    • Texas
      • Rusk 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 Texas community of Hendricks [Rusk County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hendricks ...

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.

  • Clover Run [Tucker County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Run
    • Clover Run [Tucker County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Hendricks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elk [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk
    • Elk [Tucker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Hendricks
    • 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
  • Holly Meadows [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Meadows
    • Holly Meadows [Tucker County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Hendricks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Meadows
  • Lime Rock [Tucker County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Rock
    • Lime Rock [Tucker County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Hendricks
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • 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 southeast of Hendricks
      • 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.
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Hendricks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<4>
    • Perlytown [Randolph County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perlytown
      • Perlytown [Randolph County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Hendricks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perlytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant Run [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Run
      • Pleasant Run [Tucker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Hendricks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Run
    • Pleasant Vale [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Vale
      • Pleasant Vale [Tucker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Hendricks
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Vale

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 Hendricks. 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Hendricks.
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Hendricks.
      • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Hendricks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Parsons, which is the Seat of Tucker County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Hendricks to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 139 miles [223.7 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 5,998 miles [9,652.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,710 miles [10,798.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,586 miles [7,380.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hendricks. 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 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 Hendricks 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- Hendricks) 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 Hendricks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hendricks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hendricks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0755, Longitude: -79.6301       In this case, the coordinates for Hendricks 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 Hendricks 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 309.427 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.215 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.754 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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