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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 Herndon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Herndon 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 Herndon:
    • 37.505393, -81.340379
    • 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 Herndon
  • 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 Herndon ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Herndon.

Within West Virginia, the name Herndon is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin 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 Herndon [Baldwin County].
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead County
      • This Herndon is located in Craighead County and lies 529 miles [851.3 km]<2> to the west of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craighead County community of Herndon.
      • Greene 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 Arkansas community of Herndon [Greene County].
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Herndon is located in Fresno County and lies 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km]<2> to the west of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Herndon.
    • Florida
      • Orange 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 Florida community of Herndon [Orange County].
    • Georgia
      • Burke 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 Herndon [Burke County].
      • Jenkins County
      • This Herndon is located in Jenkins County and lies 326 miles [524.6 km]<2> to the south of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jenkins County community of Herndon.
    • Iowa
      • Guthrie County
      • This Herndon is located in Guthrie County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guthrie County community of Herndon.
    • Kansas
      • Rawlins County
      • This Herndon is located in Rawlins County and lies 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rawlins County community of Herndon.
    • Kentucky
      • Christian County
      • This Herndon is located in Christian County and lies 346 miles [556.8 km]<2> to the west of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Herndon.
      • Scott 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 Herndon [Scott County].
    • Missouri
      • Saline County
      • This Herndon is located in Saline County and lies 654 miles [1,052.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Herndon.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Northumberland County
      • This Herndon is located in Northumberland County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Northumberland County community of Herndon.
    • Texas
      • Nolan County
      • This Herndon is located in Nolan County and lies 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nolan County community of Herndon.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Herndon is located in Fairfax County and lies 237 miles [381.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Herndon that is located in Wyoming County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Herndon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Herndon ...

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.

  • Amigo [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amigo
    • Amigo [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Herndon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amigo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amigo
  • Basin [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Wyoming County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Herndon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
  • Blackeagle [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackeagle
    • Blackeagle [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Herndon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackeagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackeagle
  • Bud [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bud
    • Bud [Wyoming County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Herndon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bud
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Cherokee [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
      • Cherokee [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Herndon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
    • Crumpler [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumpler
      • Crumpler [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Herndon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumpler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crumpler
    • Hiawatha [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hiawatha
      • Hiawatha [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Herndon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiawatha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha
    • Itmann [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itmann
      • Itmann [Wyoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Herndon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Itmann have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itmann
    • Joe Branch [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joe Branch
      • Joe Branch [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Herndon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joe Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joe Branch
    • Smokeless [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smokeless
      • Smokeless [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Herndon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smokeless have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smokeless
    • Stonecoal Junction [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonecoal Junction
      • Stonecoal Junction [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Herndon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonecoal Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonecoal Junction
    • Widemouth [Mercer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Widemouth
      • Widemouth [Mercer County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Herndon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Widemouth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Worth [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worth
      • Worth [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Herndon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worth

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 Herndon. 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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    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Herndon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Herndon.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Herndon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

How Far From Herndon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Herndon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pineville, which is the Seat of Wyoming County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Herndon to Pineville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 252 miles [405.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,849 miles [11,022.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,725 miles [7,604.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Herndon. 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 Herndon 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Herndon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Herndon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5054, Longitude: -81.3404       In this case, the coordinates for Herndon 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>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 Herndon 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 310.499 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.204 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.008 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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