RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Henry, West Virginia
(Grant County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WV
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Henry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Henry 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 Henry:
    • 39.223162, -79.421160
    • 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 Henry
  • 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 Henry ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Henry.

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

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 37 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 37 communities, 37 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Preston 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 West Virginia community of Henry [Preston County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens 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 Henry [Pickens County].
    • Arkansas
      • Howard County
      • This Henry is located in Howard County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Henry.
      • Pike County
      • This Henry is located in Pike County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the west southwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Henry.
    • California
      • San Luis Obispo County
      • This Henry is located in San Luis Obispo County and lies 2,257 miles [3,632.3 km]<2> to the west of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Luis Obispo County community of Henry.
    • Colorado
      • Alamosa County
      • This Henry is located in Alamosa County and lies 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km]<2> to the west of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alamosa County community of Henry.
      • Conejos 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 Henry [Conejos County].
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Henry.
    • Georgia
      • Atkinson 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 Georgia community of Henry [Atkinson County].
      • Franklin 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 Georgia community of Henry [Franklin County].
    • Idaho
      • Caribou County
      • This Henry is located in Caribou County and lies 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caribou County community of Henry.
    • Illinois
      • Marshall County
      • This Henry is located in Marshall County and lies 540 miles [869 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Henry.
    • Indiana
      • Rush County
      • This Henry is located in Rush County and lies 330 miles [531.1 km]<2> to the west of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Henry.
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson 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 Henry [Dickinson County].
      • Sheridan 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 Henry [Sheridan County].
    • Kentucky
      • Morgan 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 Kentucky community of Henry [Morgan County].
    • Louisiana
      • Lincoln Parish
      • This Henry is located in Lincoln Parish and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln Parish community of Henry.
      • Vermilion Parish
      • This Henry is located in Vermilion Parish and lies 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the southwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion Parish community of Henry.
    • Michigan
      • Alcona 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 Michigan community of Henry [Alcona County].
      • Manistee County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Henry [Manistee County].
    • Missouri
      • Ray 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 Missouri community of Henry [Ray County].
    • Nebraska
      • Furnas County
      • This Henry is located in Furnas County and lies 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Furnas County community of Henry.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Henry [Elko County].
    • New Mexico
      • Lea County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lea County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lea County community of Henry.
    • North Carolina
      • Lincoln County
      • This Henry is located in Lincoln County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Henry.
    • Ohio
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Henry is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Henry.
      • Jefferson County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Jefferson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Henry.
      • Muskingum County
      • This community is historic and although located in Muskingum County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Henry.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Henry.
    • South Carolina
      • Edgefield 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 South Carolina community of Henry [Edgefield County].
      • Williamsburg County
      • This Henry is located in Williamsburg County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km]<2> to the south of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamsburg County community of Henry.
    • South Dakota
      • Codington County
      • This Henry is located in Codington County and lies 1,001 miles [1,611 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Codington County community of Henry.
    • Tennessee
      • Clay 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 Tennessee community of Henry [Clay County].
      • Henry County
      • This Henry is located in Henry County and lies 533 miles [857.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Henry.
    • Texas
      • Bastrop 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 Henry [Bastrop County].
    • Virginia
      • Charlotte County
      • This Henry is located in Charlotte County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charlotte County community of Henry.
      • Franklin County
      • This Henry is located in Franklin County and lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the south of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Henry.
      • Sussex County
      • This Henry is located in Sussex County and lies 200 miles [321.9 km] to the south southeast of the Henry that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Henry.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Henry ...

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.

  • Aurora [Preston County]
  • Breedlove [Preston County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breedlove
    • Breedlove [Preston County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Henry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breedlove have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Shoe Run
    • Horse Shoe Run [Preston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Henry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Shoe Run have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Shoe Run
  • Lead Mine [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead Mine
    • Lead Mine [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Henry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lead Mine
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Storm [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Storm
      • Mount Storm [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Henry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Storm have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Storm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Storm<4>
    • Pierce [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Tucker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Henry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • Red House [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red House
      • Red House [Garrett County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Henry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red House
    • Sell [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sell
      • Sell [Preston County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Henry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sell have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sell
    • Silver Lake [Preston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Lake
      • Silver Lake [Preston County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Henry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Lake
    • Sunnyside [Garrett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Garrett County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Henry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside

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 Henry. 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 ...
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Henry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<6>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Henry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Petersburg, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Henry to Petersburg, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 129 miles [207.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,983 miles [9,628.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,571 miles [7,356.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Grant County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Henry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2232, Longitude: -79.4212       In this case, the coordinates for Henry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Henry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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.
<6>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.
<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 Henry 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 309.294 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.086 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.611 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 13 Apr 2021