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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 Rum Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rum Junction 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 Rum Junction:
    • 37.815938, -81.935400
    • 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 Rum Junction
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rum Junction ...

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.

  • Argyle [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argyle
    • Argyle [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rum Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Argyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argyle
  • Black Bottom [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Bottom
    • Black Bottom [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rum Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Bottom
  • Chambers [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
    • Chambers [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rum Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chambers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambers
  • Dog Patch [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dog Patch
    • Dog Patch [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rum Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dog Patch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dog Patch
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    • Ethel [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Rum Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • Freeze Fork [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeze Fork
      • Freeze Fork [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rum Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeze Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeze Fork
    • Monitor [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monitor
      • Monitor [Logan County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rum Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monitor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monitor
    • Peach Creek [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peach Creek
      • Peach Creek [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rum Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peach Creek
    • Red Campbell [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Campbell
      • Red Campbell [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rum Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Campbell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Campbell
    • Ridgeview [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeview
      • Ridgeview [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Rum Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeview
    • Shamrock [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamrock
      • Shamrock [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Rum Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shamrock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shamrock
    • Sunbeam [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbeam
      • Sunbeam [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rum Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbeam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbeam
    • Wanda [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wanda
      • Wanda [Logan County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Rum Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wanda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanda

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 Rum Junction. 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 ...
    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Rum Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<3>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
      • Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia).
      • Logan is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest of Rum Junction.
      • Stirrat is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Rum Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<3>
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Rum Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<3>

How Far From Rum Junction to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Logan, which is the Seat of Logan County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Rum Junction to Charleston, with an average speed<4> 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 275 miles [442.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,150 miles [9,897.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,862 miles [11,043.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,738 miles [7,625.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Logan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rum Junction. 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' (or 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- Rum Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rum Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8159, Longitude: -81.9354       In this case, the coordinates for Rum Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Rum Junction to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.853 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.654 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.163 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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