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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 Hewett, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hewett 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 Hewett:
    • 37.962613, -81.852012
    • 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 Hewett
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hewett ...

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.

  • Anchor [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anchor
    • Anchor [Boone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hewett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anchor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anchor
  • Blair [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair
    • Blair [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hewett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blair
  • Clothier [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clothier
    • Clothier [Boone County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hewett
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clothier
  • Coal Valley [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Valley
    • Coal Valley [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hewett
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Valley
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    • Five Block [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Block
      • Five Block [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hewett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Block have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Block
    • Greenview [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenview
      • Greenview [Boone County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hewett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenview
    • Havana [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
      • Havana [Boone County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Hewett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
    • Lake [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hewett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Low Gap [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Low Gap
      • Low Gap [Boone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hewett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Low Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Low Gap
    • Manila [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manila
      • Manila [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hewett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manila have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manila
    • Sodom [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sodom
      • Sodom [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hewett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sodom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sodom
    • Spruce Valley [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Valley
      • Spruce Valley [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Hewett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Valley
    • Turtle Creek [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Creek
      • Turtle Creek [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hewett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtle Creek
    • Turtletown [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtletown
      • Turtletown [Boone County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hewett
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turtletown

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 Hewett. 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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    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Hewett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<3>
    • Conchata Galen Ferrell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Loudendale (West Virginia) on Sunday March 28, 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Monday October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. She is buried at Forest Cemetery (Pickaway County, Ohio).
      • Loudendale is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Hewett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<3>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hewett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<3>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
      • Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia).
      • Logan is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Hewett.
      • Stirrat is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Hewett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<3>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Hewett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<3>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Hewett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<3>
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Hewett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Madison, which is the Seat of Boone County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Hewett to Charleston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 268 miles [431.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,140 miles [9,881.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,853 miles [11,028.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,728 miles [7,609 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hewett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9626, Longitude: -81.8520    
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Hewett to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.801 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.616 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.081 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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