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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 Moore, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moore 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 Moore:
    • 38.882585, -81.407621
    • 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 Moore
  • 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 Moore ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Moore.

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

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 32 communities, 32 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Tucker County
      • This Moore is located in Tucker County and lies 91 miles [146.5 km]<1> to the east of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tucker County community of Moore.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Faulkner 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 Arkansas community of Moore [Faulkner County].
      • Newton County
      • This Moore is located in Newton County and lies 670 miles [1,078.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Moore.
    • California
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Moore is located in San Bernardino County and lies 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km]<1> to the west of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Moore.
      • Stanislaus 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 California community of Moore [Stanislaus County].
    • Colorado
      • Weld County
      • This Moore is located in Weld County and lies 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weld County community of Moore.
    • Florida
      • Polk 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 Florida community of Moore [Polk County].
    • Georgia
      • Chattooga 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 Moore [Chattooga County].
      • Hall County
      • This Moore is located in Hall County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Moore.
      • Laurens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Moore [Laurens County].
    • Idaho
      • Butte County
      • This Moore is located in Butte County and lies 1,680 miles [2,703.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Moore.
    • Indiana
      • DeKalb County
      • This Moore is located in DeKalb County and lies 255 miles [410.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Moore.
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Chautauqua County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Moore.
      • Marion County
      • This community is historic and although located in Marion County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Moore.
    • Kentucky
      • Casey County
      • This Moore is located in Casey County and lies 217 miles [349.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Casey County community of Moore.
      • Jefferson 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 Kentucky community of Moore [Jefferson County].
    • Louisiana
      • Winn Parish
      • This Moore is located in Winn Parish and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winn Parish community of Moore.
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Michigan
      • Charlevoix 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 Moore [Charlevoix County].
      • Roscommon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Moore [Roscommon County].
    • Montana
      • Fergus County
      • This Moore is located in Fergus County and lies 1,525 miles [2,454.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fergus County community of Moore.
    • New Jersey
      • Mercer County
      • This Moore is located in Mercer County and lies 359 miles [577.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Moore.
    • New Mexico
      • Rio Arriba County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Rio Arriba County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rio Arriba County community of Moore.
    • Ohio
      • Adams 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 Ohio community of Moore [Adams County].
      • Belmont County
      • This community is historic and although located in Belmont County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of Moore.
    • Oklahoma
      • Cleveland County
      • This Moore is located in Cleveland County and lies 916 miles [1,474.2 km]<1> to the west of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleveland County community of Moore.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware County
      • This Moore is located in Delaware County and lies 332 miles [534.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Moore.
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg County
      • This Moore is located in Spartanburg County and lies 281 miles [452.2 km]<1> to the south of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Moore.
    • South Dakota
      • Moore #1
      • 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 South Dakota community of Moore.
    • Texas
      • Brazos County
      • This Moore is located in Brazos County and lies 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brazos County community of Moore.
      • Frio County
      • This Moore is located in Frio County and lies 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km] to the west southwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frio County community of Moore.
    • Utah
      • Emery County
      • This Moore is located in Emery County and lies 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km]<1> to the west of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emery County community of Moore.
    • Washington
      • Chelan County
      • This Moore is located in Chelan County and lies 2,040 miles [3,283.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moore that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chelan County community of Moore.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moore ...

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.

  • Beaverdam [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverdam
    • Beaverdam [Wirt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Moore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverdam have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverdam
  • Dukes [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dukes
    • Dukes [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Moore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dukes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dukes
  • Evelyn [Wirt County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evelyn
    • Evelyn [Wirt County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Moore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evelyn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grace [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace
    • Grace [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Moore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Green Acres [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Moore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Liverpool [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liverpool
      • Liverpool [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Moore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liverpool have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liverpool
    • Nancy Run [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nancy Run
      • Nancy Run [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Moore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nancy Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nancy Run
    • Quiet Vale [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quiet Vale
      • Quiet Vale [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Moore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quiet Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quiet Vale
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Moore
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Reedyville [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedyville
      • Reedyville [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Moore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedyville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedyville
    • Sandy Summit [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Summit
      • Sandy Summit [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Moore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Summit
    • Seaman [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaman
      • Seaman [Roane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Moore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaman
    • Sunflower [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Moore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Two Run [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Run
      • Two Run [Wirt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Moore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Run

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 Moore. 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 ...
    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Moore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<5>

How Far From Moore to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spencer, which is the Seat of Roane County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Moore to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 234 miles [376.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,080 miles [9,784.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,796 miles [10,937.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,671 miles [7,517.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moore. 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 '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- Moore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8826, Longitude: -81.4076       In this case, the coordinates for Moore 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 Moore 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 Moore, 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Moore to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.512 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.422 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.592 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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