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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 Montrose, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montrose and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Montrose:
    • 39.067388, -79.814165
    • 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 Montrose
  • 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 Montrose ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Montrose.

Within West Virginia, the name Montrose is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 37 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 37 communities, 33 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Montrose is located in Baldwin County and lies 743 miles [1,195.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Montrose.
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This Montrose is located in Ashley County and lies 762 miles [1,226.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashley County community of Montrose.
    • British Columbia
      • This Montrose lies 1,973 miles [3,175.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Montrose is located in Los Angeles County and lies 2,138 miles [3,440.8 km]<1> to the west of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Montrose.
    • Colorado
      • Montrose County
      • This Montrose is located in Montrose County and lies 1,504 miles [2,420.5 km]<1> to the west of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montrose County community of Montrose.
    • Georgia
      • Laurens County
      • This Montrose is located in Laurens County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laurens County community of Montrose.
      • Twiggs 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 Montrose [Twiggs County].
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Montrose is located in Cook County and lies 461 miles [741.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Montrose.
      • Effingham County
      • This Montrose is located in Effingham County and lies 458 miles [737.1 km] to the west of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Effingham County community of Montrose.
    • Iowa
      • Lee County
      • This Montrose is located in Lee County and lies 623 miles [1,002.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Montrose.
    • Kansas
      • Jewell County
      • This Montrose is located in Jewell County and lies 974 miles [1,567.5 km]<1> to the west of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jewell County community of Montrose.
    • Kentucky
      • Fayette County
      • This Montrose is located in Fayette County and lies 257 miles [413.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Montrose.
    • Louisiana
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • This Montrose is located in Natchitoches Parish and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Natchitoches Parish community of Montrose.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Montrose is located in Charles County and lies 149 miles [239.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Montrose.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Montrose is located in Montgomery County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the east of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Montrose.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Montrose is located in Middlesex County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Montrose.
    • Michigan
      • Genesee County
      • This Montrose is located in Genesee County and lies 354 miles [569.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Genesee County community of Montrose.
    • Minnesota
      • Wright County
      • This Montrose is located in Wright County and lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wright County community of Montrose.
    • Mississippi
      • Jasper County
      • This Montrose is located in Jasper County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jasper County community of Montrose.
    • Missouri
      • Henry County
      • This Montrose is located in Henry County and lies 765 miles [1,231.1 km]<1> to the west of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Montrose.
    • Nebraska
      • Sioux 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 Nebraska community of Montrose [Sioux County].
    • New Jersey
      • Monmouth County
      • This Montrose is located in Monmouth County and lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monmouth County community of Montrose.
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • This Montrose is located in Westchester County and lies 345 miles [555.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Montrose.
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland 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 North Carolina community of Montrose [Cumberland County].
      • Hoke County
      • This Montrose is located in Hoke County and lies 279 miles [449 km]<1> to the south of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hoke County community of Montrose.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Montrose lies 930 miles [1,496.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Ohio
      • Summit County
      • This Montrose is located in Summit County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Montrose.
    • Ontario
      • This Montrose lies 277 miles [445.8 km]<1> to the north of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny 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 Pennsylvania community of Montrose [Allegheny County].
      • Berks County
      • This Montrose is located in Berks County and lies 220 miles [354.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Montrose.
      • Susquehanna County
      • This Montrose is located in Susquehanna County and lies 281 miles [452.2 km] to the northeast of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Susquehanna County community of Montrose.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Montrose lies 957 miles [1,540.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • South Carolina
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Montrose is located in Chesterfield County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the south of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Montrose.
    • South Dakota
      • McCook County
      • This Montrose is located in McCook County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCook County community of Montrose.
    • Virginia
      • Henrico County
      • This Montrose is located in Henrico County and lies 169 miles [272 km]<1> to the southeast of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henrico County community of Montrose.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Montrose is located in Dane County and lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montrose that is located in Randolph County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Montrose.
      • Manitowoc 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 Montrose [Manitowoc County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montrose ...

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.

  • Clover Run [Tucker County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Run
    • Clover Run [Tucker County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Montrose
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Flora [Barbour County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
    • Flora [Barbour County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Montrose
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Harpertown [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpertown
    • Harpertown [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montrose
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpertown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harpertown
  • Holly Meadows [Tucker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Meadows
    • Holly Meadows [Tucker County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Montrose
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Meadows
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Leadsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leadsville
      • Leadsville [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montrose
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadsville
    • Meadowville [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowville
      • Meadowville [Barbour County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Montrose
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowville
    • Parsons [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons
      • Parsons [Tucker County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Montrose
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,391 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parsons<5>
    • Pleasant Run [Tucker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Run
      • Pleasant Run [Tucker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Montrose
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Run
    • Pleasure Valley [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasure Valley
      • Pleasure Valley [Barbour County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Montrose
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasure Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasure Valley
    • Read [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Read
      • Read [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montrose
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Read have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Read
    • Stringtown [Barbour County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Barbour County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Montrose
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown
    • Texas [Tucker County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas
      • Texas [Tucker County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Montrose
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Valley Bend [Barbour County]

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 Montrose. 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 ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Elkins is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Montrose.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<6>
    • Andrew Wasil Seminick     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at the age of 83.
      • Pierce is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Montrose.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Montrose.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Elkins, which is the Seat of Randolph County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Montrose to Elkins, 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 109 miles [175.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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 149 miles [239.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,006 miles [9,665.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,719 miles [10,813.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,594 miles [7,393.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Montrose. 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 from Point A (ie- Montrose) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montrose. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Montrose

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montrose. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0674, Longitude: -79.8142       In this case, the coordinates for Montrose 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 Montrose 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 Montrose, 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 Montrose 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 309.538 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.34 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.836 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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