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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 Mossy, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mossy 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 Mossy:
    • 37.976221, -81.281773
    • 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 Mossy
  • 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 Mossy ...

We have found one communities that share the name Mossy.

Within West Virginia, the name Mossy is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Mossy in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Mossy [Aiken County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mossy ...

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.

  • Carbon [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Mossy
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
  • Clear Creek [Raleigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Creek
    • Clear Creek [Raleigh County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Mossy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Creek
  • Elkridge [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkridge
    • Elkridge [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Mossy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkridge
  • Glen Jean [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Jean
    • Glen Jean [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mossy
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Jean have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Jean
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Jean<4>
  • Continue List   (16 more) ...
    • Greencastle [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greencastle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Greenstown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenstown
      • Greenstown [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenstown
    • Hilltop [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Lick Fork [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lick Fork
      • Lick Fork [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lick Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lick Fork
    • Lively [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lively
      • Lively [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lively have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lively
    • Long Branch [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Maple Fork [Raleigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Fork
      • Maple Fork [Raleigh County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Fork
    • Packs Branch [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packs Branch
      • Packs Branch [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packs Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packs Branch
    • Page [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Page
      • Page [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Page have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Page
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Page<4>
    • Redstar [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redstar
      • Redstar [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redstar have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redstar
    • Republic [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
    • Rosedale [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Roseville [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Fayette County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Scarbro [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarbro
      • Scarbro [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarbro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarbro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scarbro<4>
    • Sun [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun
      • Sun [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun
    • United [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for United
      • United [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Mossy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for United have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on United

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 Mossy. 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 ...
    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Mossy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<5>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Mossy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<5>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65. He is buried at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery (Harrison County, West Virginia).
      • Beckley is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of Mossy.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fayetteville, which is the Seat of Fayette County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Mossy to Fayetteville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 238 miles [383 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,116 miles [9,842.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,703 miles [7,568.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mossy. 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>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 Mossy 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.
<2>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- Mossy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mossy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9762, Longitude: -81.2818       In this case, the coordinates for Mossy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Mossy 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 310.456 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.224 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.833 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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