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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 Hoard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hoard 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 Hoard:
    • 39.704802, -79.932282
    • 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 Hoard
  • 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 Hoard ...

We have found two communities that share the name Hoard.

Within West Virginia, the name Hoard is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Wood County
      • This Hoard is located in Wood County and lies 987 miles [1,588.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Hoard that is located in Monongalia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Hoard.
    • Wisconsin
      • Sheboygan 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 Wisconsin community of Hoard [Sheboygan County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hoard ...

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.

  • Bobtown [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobtown
    • Bobtown [Greene County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hoard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bobtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobtown
  • Canyon [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canyon
    • Canyon [Monongalia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Hoard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canyon
  • Cheat Lake [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheat Lake
    • Cheat Lake [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hoard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheat Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheat Lake
  • Fieldcrest [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fieldcrest
    • Fieldcrest [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hoard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fieldcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fieldcrest
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    • Greystone [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone
      • Greystone [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone
    • Ices Ferry [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ices Ferry
      • Ices Ferry [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ices Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ices Ferry
    • Locust Hill [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Hill
      • Locust Hill [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Hill
    • Maidsville [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maidsville
      • Maidsville [Monongalia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maidsville
    • Park Hills [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Hills
      • Park Hills [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Hills
    • Randall [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randall
      • Randall [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randall
    • Rosedale [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Monongalia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Sprucetown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprucetown
      • Sprucetown [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sprucetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sprucetown
    • Star City [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Hoard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star City
    • Stewartstown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewartstown
      • Stewartstown [Monongalia County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewartstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewartstown
    • Sunnyside [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Sunset Beach [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Beach
      • Sunset Beach [Monongalia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Beach
    • Tanglewood [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Monongalia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • Walnut Hill [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Greene County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Hoard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut 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 Hoard. 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 ...
    • Billy Barty     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Millsboro is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<4>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Uniontown is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<4>
    • Ralph Chambers     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at the age of 76. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Uniontown is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers<4>
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<4>
    • Myrna J. Darby     (Actree)
      • Actree. She was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 10, 1908 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday September 26, 1929 at the age of 21. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Connellsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna J. Darby<4>
    • Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Belle Vernon (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 9, 1957 and died in Charleroi (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 30, 2002 at the age of 45. He is buried at Belle Vernon Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Belle Vernon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Hoard.
      • Charleroi is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath<4>
    • Charles Cloyd 'Chuck' Hostetler     (Major League Baseball)
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<4>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<4>
    • Matt McHugh     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at the age of 77. We don't have any burial details.
      • Connellsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh<4>
    • Olive Thomas     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleroi (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 20, 1894 and died in Neuilly-sur-Marne (France) on Friday September 10, 1920 at the age of 25. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Charleroi is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Olive Thomas<4>
    • John Y. Woodruff     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 5, 1915 and died in Fountain Hills (Arizona) on Tueday October 30, 2007 at the age of 92. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Connellsville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Hoard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Y. Woodruff<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Morgantown, which is the Seat of Monongalia County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Hoard to Charleston, with an average speed<5>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 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 164 miles [263.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,983 miles [9,628.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,698 miles [10,779.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,574 miles [7,361.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Monongalia County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hoard. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monongalia County: www.co.monongalia.wv.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Hoard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7048, Longitude: -79.9323       In this case, the coordinates for Hoard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Hoard 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>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>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.
<6>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 Hoard to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.583 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.487 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.662 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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