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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 Moorefield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moorefield 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 Moorefield:
    • 39.064024, -78.968263
    • 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 Moorefield
  • 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 Moorefield ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Moorefield.

Within West Virginia, the name Moorefield is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, ten are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Chambers County
      • This Moorefield is located in Chambers County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Moorefield.
      • Talladega County
      • This Moorefield is located in Talladega County and lies 555 miles [893.2 km] to the southwest of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talladega County community of Moorefield.
    • Arkansas
      • Independence County
      • This Moorefield is located in Independence County and lies 726 miles [1,168.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Independence County community of Moorefield.
    • Indiana
      • Marion 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 Indiana community of Moorefield [Marion County].
      • Switzerland County
      • This Moorefield is located in Switzerland County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<1> to the west of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Switzerland County community of Moorefield.
    • Kentucky
      • Nicholas County
      • This Moorefield is located in Nicholas County and lies 273 miles [439.4 km]<1> to the west of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nicholas County community of Moorefield.
    • Nebraska
      • Frontier County
      • This Moorefield is located in Frontier County and lies 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frontier County community of Moorefield.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Moorefield lies 873 miles [1,405 km]<1> to the northeast of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
    • Ohio
      • 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 Ohio community of Moorefield [Clark County].
      • Harrison County
      • This Moorefield is located in Harrison County and lies 140 miles [225.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Moorefield.
    • Ontario
      • This Moorefield lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • This Moorefield is located in Berkeley County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km]<1> to the south of the Moorefield that is located in Hardy County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorefield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Moorefield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moorefield ...

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.

  • Arthur [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Grant County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Moorefield
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arthur
  • Bass [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bass
    • Bass [Hardy County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Moorefield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bass have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass
  • Bean Settlement [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bean Settlement
    • Bean Settlement [Hardy County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Moorefield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bean Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bean Settlement
  • Fisher [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
    • Fisher [Hardy County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorefield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fisher<4>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Fort Run [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Run
      • Fort Run [Hardy County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Moorefield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Run
    • Meadow [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow
      • Meadow [Hardy County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Moorefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow
    • Medley [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medley
      • Medley [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medley<4>
    • Needmore [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Hardy County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Moorefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
    • Tannery [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tannery
      • Tannery [Hardy County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Moorefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tannery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tannery
    • Town Hill [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Hill
      • Town Hill [Grant County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Moorefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Hill
    • Walnut Bottom [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Bottom
      • Walnut Bottom [Hardy County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Moorefield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Bottom

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 Moorefield. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Moorefield.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 151 miles [243 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Moorefield to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 104 miles [167.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,971 miles [9,609.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,682 miles [10,753.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,558 miles [7,335.4 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 Moorefield. 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 from Point A (ie- Moorefield) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moorefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0640, Longitude: -78.9683    
<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 Moorefield 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Moorefield 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 309.029 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.76 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.473 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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