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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 Moundsville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moundsville 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 Moundsville:
    • 39.920334, -80.742996
    • 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 Moundsville
  • 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 Moundsville ...

We have found one communities that share the name Moundsville.

Within West Virginia, the name Moundsville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Noble County
      • This Moundsville is located in Noble County and lies 42 miles [67.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Moundsville that is located in Marshall County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Noble County community of Moundsville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moundsville ...

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.

  • Anvil [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anvil
    • Anvil [Belmont County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Moundsville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anvil
  • Businessburg [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Businessburg
    • Businessburg [Belmont County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Moundsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Businessburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Businessburg
  • Grave Creek [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grave Creek
    • Grave Creek [Marshall County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Moundsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grave Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grave Creek
  • Graysville [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
    • Graysville [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Moundsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Key [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Key
      • Key [Belmont County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Moundsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Key have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Key
    • Limestone [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Marshall County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Moundsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Lone Oak [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Oak
      • Lone Oak [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Moundsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Oak
    • Mozart [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mozart
      • Mozart [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Moundsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mozart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mozart
    • Mozart Meadows [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mozart Meadows
      • Mozart Meadows [Marshall County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Moundsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mozart Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mozart Meadows
    • Shadyside [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadyside
      • Shadyside [Belmont County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Moundsville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,547 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shadyside<3>

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 Moundsville. 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.

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    • Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday December 4, 1868 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Wednesday May 27, 1953 at the age of 84. He is buried at St. John's Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • Wheeling is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett<4>
    • William Russell 'Russ' Craft     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia).
      • Wellsburg is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft<4>
    • Henrietta Crosman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at the age of 83. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Wheeling is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman<4>
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Gene 'Augie' Freese     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday January 8, 1934 and died in Metairie (Louisiana) on Tueday June 18, 2013 at the age of 79. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Wheeling is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene 'Augie' Freese<4>
    • Clark Gable     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at the age of 59. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Cadiz is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<4>
    • Rob Garrison     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Saturday January 23, 1960 and died in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday September 27, 2019 at the age of 59. The body was cremated.
      • Wheeling is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Moundsville.
      • Wheeling is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rob Garrison<4>
    • Alex John Groza     (Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Thursday October 7, 1926 and died in San Diego (California) on Saturday January 21, 1995 at the age of 68. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Martins Ferry is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex John Groza<4>
    • Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard     (Suffragette)
    • John Joseph 'Johnny' Lipon     (Professional baseball)
    • William Holmes McGuffey     (Author, educator)
      • Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at the age of 72.
      • Claysville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey<4>
    • Joe Muranyi     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Saturday January 14, 1928 and died in New York (New York) on Friday April 20, 2012 at the age of 84. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Martins Ferry is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Muranyi<4>
    • Eleanor Steber     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday July 17, 1914 and died on Wednesday October 3, 1990 at the age of 76. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Ohio County, West Virginia).
      • Wheeling is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Moundsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Steber<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 118 miles [189.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Moundsville to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 209 miles [336.4 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,007 miles [9,667.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,725 miles [10,822.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,600 miles [7,403 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marshall County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Moundsville. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moundsville) 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 Moundsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moundsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moundsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9203, Longitude: -80.7430    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Moundsville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.071 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.074 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.946 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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