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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 Hiser, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hiser 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 Hiser:
    • 38.962610, -79.115312
    • 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 Hiser
  • 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 Hiser ...

We have found one communities that share the name Hiser.

Within West Virginia, the name Hiser is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Wayne County
      • This Hiser is located in Wayne County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Hiser that is located in Grant County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiser
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Hiser.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hiser ...

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.

  • Arthur [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Hiser
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
  • Bass [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass
    • Bass [Hardy County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Hiser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass
  • Brake [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brake
    • Brake [Hardy County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Hiser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brake
  • Cabins [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabins
    • Cabins [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Hiser
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cabins<3>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Fisher [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
      • Fisher [Hardy County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fisher<3>
    • Jordan Run [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan Run
      • Jordan Run [Grant County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Run
    • Pansy [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansy
      • Pansy [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pansy
    • Peru [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Hardy County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Rough Run [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Run
      • Rough Run [Grant County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough Run
    • Seemly [Grant County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seemly
      • Seemly [Grant County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seemly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Town Hill [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Hill
      • Town Hill [Grant County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Hiser
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Hill

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 Hiser. 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 ...
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Hiser.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<4>
    • Frankie R. Yankovic     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at the age of 83. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Davis is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Hiser.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Hiser once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Hiser and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Petersburg, which is the Seat of Grant County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Hiser to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 111 miles [178.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,982 miles [9,627.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,692 miles [10,769.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,568 miles [7,351.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Grant County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hiser) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hiser. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9626, Longitude: -79.1153       In this case, the coordinates for Hiser 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Hiser, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Hiser 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 309.122 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.851 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.572 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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