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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 Millen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Millen 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 Millen:
    • 39.518425, -78.630015
    • 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 Millen
  • 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 Millen ...

We have found three communities that share the name Millen.

Within West Virginia, the name Millen is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Jenkins County
      • This Millen is located in Jenkins County and lies 499 miles [803.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Millen that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jenkins County community of Millen.
      • Screven 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 Georgia community of Millen [Screven County].
    • Michigan
      • Oscoda 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 Millen [Oscoda County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Millen ...

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.

  • Creekvale [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekvale
    • Creekvale [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Millen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekvale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekvale
  • Dans Run [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dans Run
    • Dans Run [Mineral County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Millen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dans Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dans Run
  • Fairplay [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplay
    • Fairplay [Allegany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Millen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplay
  • Grace [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
    • Grace [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Millen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
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    • Green Spring [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Spring
      • Green Spring [Hampshire County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Spring
    • Levels [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levels
      • Levels [Hampshire County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levels have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levels
    • Little Cacapon [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Cacapon
      • Little Cacapon [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Cacapon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Cacapon
    • Mexico [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexico
      • Mexico [Allegany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexico have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexico
    • Neals Run [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neals Run
      • Neals Run [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neals Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neals Run
    • Points [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Points
      • Points [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Points
    • Pumpkin Center [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkin Center
      • Pumpkin Center [Allegany County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkin Center
    • Raven Rocks [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven Rocks
      • Raven Rocks [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven Rocks
    • Spring Gap [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Gap
      • Spring Gap [Allegany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Gap
    • Three Churches [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Churches
      • Three Churches [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Millen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Churches
    • Town Creek [Allegany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Creek
      • Town Creek [Allegany County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Twiggtown [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twiggtown
      • Twiggtown [Allegany County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Millen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twiggtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twiggtown

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 Millen. 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 ...
    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Millen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<4>
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cumberland (Maryland) on Saturday June 14, 1930 and died in Salisbury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the age of 76. He is buried at St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Cumberland is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Millen.
      • Salisbury is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Millen.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Mallory<4>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Romney, which is the Seat of Hampshire County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Millen to Romney, 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 180 miles [289.7 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 95 miles [152.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,938 miles [9,556.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,649 miles [10,700.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,525 miles [7,282.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Millen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5184, Longitude: -78.6300       In this case, the coordinates for Millen 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Millen 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 Millen 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 308.803 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.572 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.16 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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