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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 Metz, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Metz 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 Metz:
    • 39.580361, -80.369805
    • 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 Metz
  • 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 Metz ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Metz.

Within West Virginia, the name Metz is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Monterey County
      • This Metz is located in Monterey County and lies 2,215 miles [3,564.7 km]<1> to the west of the Metz that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monterey County community of Metz.
    • Indiana
      • Steuben County
      • This Metz is located in Steuben County and lies 273 miles [439.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Metz that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Metz.
    • Iowa
      • Jasper County
      • This Metz is located in Jasper County and lies 683 miles [1,099.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Metz that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Metz.
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua 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 Kansas community of Metz [Chautauqua County].
    • Michigan
      • Benzie 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 Michigan community of Metz [Benzie County].
      • Presque Isle County
      • This Metz is located in Presque Isle County and lies 431 miles [693.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Metz that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Presque Isle County community of Metz.
    • Missouri
      • Vernon County
      • This Metz is located in Vernon County and lies 764 miles [1,229.5 km]<1> to the west of the Metz that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Metz.
    • Ohio
      • Summit County
      • This Metz is located in Summit County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Metz that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Metz.
    • Ontario
      • This Metz lies 292 miles [469.9 km]<1> to the north of the Metz that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
    • Texas
      • Ector County
      • This Metz is located in Ector County and lies 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Metz that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ector County community of Metz.
    • Wisconsin
      • Waushara County
      • This Metz is located in Waushara County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Metz that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metz
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Waushara County community of Metz.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Metz ...

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.

  • Big Run [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
    • Big Run [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Metz
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
  • Brink [Wetzel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brink
    • Brink [Wetzel County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Metz
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brink have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brink
  • Cottontown [Wetzel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottontown
    • Cottontown [Wetzel County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Metz
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottontown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottontown
  • Crossroads [Monongalia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Monongalia County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Metz
    • 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
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    • Curtisville [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtisville
      • Curtisville [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtisville
    • Deep Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Valley
      • Deep Valley [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Valley
    • Downs [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
      • Downs [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
    • Flyblow [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flyblow
      • Flyblow [Marion County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flyblow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Four States [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four States
      • Four States [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four States have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four States
    • Hazel [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
      • Hazel [Wetzel County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
    • Homewood [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Hunting Hills [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunting Hills
      • Hunting Hills [Monongalia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunting Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunting Hills
    • Ragtown [Monongalia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragtown
      • Ragtown [Monongalia County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragtown
    • Seven Pines [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines
    • Stringtown [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Metz
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown

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 Metz. 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.

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    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Metz.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<4>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Metz.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Metz.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<4>

How Far From Metz to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Metz to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Fairmont, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Metz to Fairmont, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 108 miles [173.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 184 miles [296.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,007 miles [9,667.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,722 miles [10,818 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,598 miles [7,399.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Metz) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Metz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5804, Longitude: -80.3698       In this case, the coordinates for Metz 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 Metz 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 Metz 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 309.855 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.778 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.899 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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