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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 Hinton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hinton 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 Hinton:
    • 37.673738, -80.889746
    • 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 Hinton
  • 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 Hinton ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Hinton.

Within West Virginia, the name Hinton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Choctaw County
      • This Hinton is located in Choctaw County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Choctaw County community of Hinton.
    • Alberta
      • This Hinton lies 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
    • California
      • Nevada County
      • This Hinton is located in Nevada County and lies 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Hinton.
    • Georgia
      • Pickens County
      • This Hinton is located in Pickens County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Hinton.
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Hinton [Vermilion County].
    • Iowa
      • Plymouth County
      • This Hinton is located in Plymouth County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Hinton.
    • Kentucky
      • Harrison County
      • This Hinton is located in Harrison County and lies 205 miles [329.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Hinton.
      • Scott County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Hinton [Scott County].
    • Missouri
      • Boone County
      • This Hinton is located in Boone County and lies 626 miles [1,007.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Hinton.
    • North Carolina
      • Guilford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Hinton [Guilford County].
      • Wake County
      • This Hinton is located in Wake County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Hinton.
    • Ohio
      • Mercer County
      • This Hinton is located in Mercer County and lies 287 miles [461.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Hinton.
    • Oklahoma
      • Caddo County
      • This Hinton is located in Caddo County and lies 978 miles [1,573.9 km]<1> to the west of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo County community of Hinton.
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Hinton is located in Rockingham County and lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hinton that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Hinton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hinton ...

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.

  • Buck [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buck
    • Buck [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hinton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck
  • Crossroads [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hinton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Hix [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hix
    • Hix [Summers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Hinton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hix have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hix
  • Jumping Branch [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumping Branch
    • Jumping Branch [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Hinton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumping Branch
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lilly [Summers County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lilly
      • Lilly [Summers County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lilly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Packs Ferry [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packs Ferry
      • Packs Ferry [Summers County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packs Ferry
    • Pluto [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pluto
      • Pluto [Raleigh County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pluto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pluto
    • Ramp [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramp
      • Ramp [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Hinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramp
    • Sandstone [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandstone
      • Sandstone [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Hinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandstone<4>
    • Streeter [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Streeter
      • Streeter [Summers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Hinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Streeter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Streeter
    • Suck Creek [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suck Creek
      • Suck Creek [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Hinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suck Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suck Creek

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 Hinton. 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 ...
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Hinton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Hinton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Hinton to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 225 miles [362.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,113 miles [9,837.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,822 miles [10,978.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,698 miles [7,560.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hinton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hinton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6737, Longitude: -80.8897    
<2>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 Hinton 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.
<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 Hinton 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 310.227 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.917 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.765 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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