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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 Milam, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Milam 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 Milam:
    • 38.814002, -79.099200
    • 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 Milam
  • 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 Milam ...

We have found three communities that share the name Milam.

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

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

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Wyoming County
      • This Milam is located in Wyoming County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Milam that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milam
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Milam.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Clark 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 Milam [Clark County].
    • Texas
      • Sabine County
      • This Milam is located in Sabine County and lies 974 miles [1,567.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Milam that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milam
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sabine County community of Milam.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Milam ...

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.

  • Brake [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brake
    • Brake [Hardy County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Milam
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brake
  • Brushy Run [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushy Run
    • Brushy Run [Pendleton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Milam
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Run
  • Deer Run [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Run
    • Deer Run [Pendleton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Milam
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Run
  • Fame [Pendleton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fame
    • Fame [Pendleton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Milam
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fame have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fame
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Miles [Pendleton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles
      • Miles [Pendleton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Milam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles
    • Pansy [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansy
      • Pansy [Grant County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Milam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Milam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Milam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Milam
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seemly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Milam. 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 ...
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Milam.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Moorefield, which is the Seat of Hardy County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Milam to Moorefield, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,988 miles [9,636.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,697 miles [10,777.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,573 miles [7,359.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Hardy County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8140, Longitude: -79.0992       In this case, the coordinates for Milam 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 Milam 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 Milam 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 309.119 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.825 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.619 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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