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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 Hinch, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hinch 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 Hinch:
    • 37.610941, -82.014568
    • 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 Hinch
  • 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 Hinch ...

We have found three communities that share the name Hinch.

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

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

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Logan 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 Hinch [Logan County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Crawford County
      • This Hinch is located in Crawford County and lies 499 miles [803.1 km]<2> to the west of the Hinch that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinch
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Hinch.
    • Ontario
      • This Hinch lies 535 miles [861 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Hinch that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinch

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hinch ...

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.

  • Cedar [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar
    • Cedar [Mingo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Hinch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar
  • Crystal Block [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Block
    • Crystal Block [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Hinch
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Block have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Block
  • Freeburn [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeburn
    • Freeburn [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Hinch
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburn
  • Gilbert [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Hinch
    • Estimated population in 2019: 387 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<4>
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
      • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Creek
    • Horsepen [Mingo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsepen
      • Horsepen [Mingo County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsepen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lynn [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn
      • Lynn [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn
    • Majestic [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Majestic
      • Majestic [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Majestic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Majestic
    • New Thacker [Mingo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Thacker
      • New Thacker [Mingo County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Thacker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pie [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pie
      • Pie [Mingo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Hinch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pie
    • Red Jacket [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Jacket
      • Red Jacket [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Jacket have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Jacket
    • Sarah Ann [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarah Ann
      • Sarah Ann [Logan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarah Ann have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarah Ann
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarah Ann<4>
    • Stopover [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stopover
      • Stopover [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stopover have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stopover
    • Thacker [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thacker
      • Thacker [Mingo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thacker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thacker
    • Thacker Mines [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thacker Mines
      • Thacker Mines [Mingo County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thacker Mines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thacker Mines
    • Vulcan [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulcan
      • Vulcan [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vulcan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan
    • War Eagle [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for War Eagle
      • War Eagle [Mingo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for War Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on War Eagle
    • Woodman [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodman
      • Woodman [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Hinch
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman

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 Hinch. 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 ...
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Hinch.
      • Stirrat is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Hinch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Hinch.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Williamson, which is the Seat of Mingo County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hinch to Williamson, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 284 miles [457.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,162 miles [9,916.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,874 miles [11,062.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,750 miles [7,644.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinch. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6109, Longitude: -82.0146       In this case, the coordinates for Hinch 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 Hinch 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 310.904 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.681 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.26 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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