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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 Minerva, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Minerva 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 Minerva:
    • 38.162591, -82.237365
    • 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 Minerva
  • 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 Minerva ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Minerva.

Within West Virginia, the name Minerva is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Marshall County
      • This Minerva is located in Marshall County and lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Minerva that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Minerva.
    • Kansas
      • Labette 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 Minerva [Labette County].
    • Kentucky
      • Mason County
      • This Minerva is located in Mason County and lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Minerva that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Minerva.
    • Louisiana
      • Terrebonne Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Minerva [Terrebonne Parish].
    • Minnesota
      • Clearwater County
      • This Minerva is located in Clearwater County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Minerva that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearwater County community of Minerva.
    • Mississippi
      • Montgomery County
      • This Minerva is located in Montgomery County and lies 520 miles [836.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Minerva that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Minerva.
    • Nevada
      • White Pine County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Minerva [White Pine County].
    • New York
      • Essex County
      • This Minerva is located in Essex County and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Minerva that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Minerva.
    • Ohio
      • Carroll County
      • This Minerva is located in Carroll County and lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Minerva that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Minerva.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Minerva is located in Lane County and lies 2,184 miles [3,514.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Minerva that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Minerva.
    • Texas
      • Milam County
      • This Minerva is located in Milam County and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Minerva that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Milam County community of Minerva.
    • Virginia
      • Carroll 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 Virginia community of Minerva [Carroll County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Milwaukee 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 Minerva [Milwaukee County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Minerva ...

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.

  • Bradyville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradyville
    • Bradyville [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradyville
  • Branchland [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branchland
    • Branchland [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Minerva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Branchland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branchland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branchland<5>
  • Cove Gap [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Gap
    • Cove Gap [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Gap
  • Cuzzie [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuzzie
    • Cuzzie [Lincoln County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Minerva
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuzzie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuzzie
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kinder [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinder
      • Kinder [Lincoln County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pleasant View [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Price [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price
      • Price [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Price
    • Ranger [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
      • Ranger [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger<5>
    • Redwing [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwing
      • Redwing [Lincoln County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwing
    • Rockville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Minerva
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville

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 Minerva. 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 ...
    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Minerva.
      • Ceredo is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Minerva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<6>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Minerva.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hamlin, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Minerva to Hamlin, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 35 miles [56.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 285 miles [458.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,147 miles [9,892.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,861 miles [11,041.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,737 miles [7,623.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Minerva) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minerva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1626, Longitude: -82.2374       In this case, the coordinates for Minerva 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 Minerva 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>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 Minerva, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Minerva to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.032 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.909 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.184 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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