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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 Hilbert, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hilbert 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 Hilbert:
    • 38.922306, -81.367064
    • 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 Hilbert
  • 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 Hilbert ...

We have found one communities that share the name Hilbert.

Within West Virginia, the name Hilbert is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Hilbert in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Wisconsin
      • Calumet County
      • This Hilbert is located in Calumet County and lies 502 miles [807.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hilbert that is located in Wirt County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilbert
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calumet County community of Hilbert.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hilbert ...

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.

  • Beaverdam [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverdam
    • Beaverdam [Wirt County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Hilbert
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverdam
  • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hilbert
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
  • Cherry [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry
    • Cherry [Wirt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hilbert
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry
  • Dukes [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dukes
    • Dukes [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hilbert
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dukes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dukes
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Enterprise [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Wirt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Hilbert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
    • Evelyn [Wirt County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evelyn
      • Evelyn [Wirt County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Hilbert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evelyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grace [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
      • Grace [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Hilbert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
    • Ivan [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
      • Ivan [Wirt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Hilbert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hilbert
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Seaman [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaman
      • Seaman [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Hilbert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaman
    • Two Run [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Run
      • Two Run [Wirt County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Hilbert
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Run

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 Hilbert. 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 ...
    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elizabeth, which is the Seat of Wirt County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Hilbert to Elizabeth, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 232 miles [373.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,077 miles [9,780 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,792 miles [10,930.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Wirt County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hilbert. 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 from Point A (ie- Hilbert) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hilbert. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9223, Longitude: -81.3671       In this case, the coordinates for Hilbert have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Hilbert 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 310.487 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.399 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.561 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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