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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 Rymer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rymer 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 Rymer:
    • 39.540917, -80.440087
    • 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 Rymer
  • 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 Rymer ...

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.

  • Alliance [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
    • Alliance [Harrison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Rymer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alliance
  • Big Run [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
    • Big Run [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rymer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
  • Brink [Wetzel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brink
    • Brink [Wetzel County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Rymer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brink
  • Curtisville [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtisville
    • Curtisville [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Rymer
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtisville
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    • Deep Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Valley
      • Deep Valley [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Valley
    • Downs [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downs
      • Downs [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downs
    • Hazel [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazel
      • Hazel [Wetzel County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazel
    • Homewood [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
      • Homewood [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homewood
    • Joetown [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joetown
      • Joetown [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joetown
    • Margaret [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaret
      • Margaret [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaret
    • Pricetown [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pricetown
      • Pricetown [Wetzel County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pricetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pricetown
    • Seven Pines [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines
    • Sincerity [Wetzel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sincerity
      • Sincerity [Wetzel County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sincerity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sincerity
    • Stringtown [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Marion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rymer
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown

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 Rymer. 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 ...
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Rymer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<3>
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Rymer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<3>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Rymer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fairmont, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Rymer to Fairmont, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 104 miles [167.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 187 miles [300.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,011 miles [9,673.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,727 miles [10,826.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,602 miles [7,406.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rymer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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- Rymer) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rymer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5409, Longitude: -80.4401       In this case, the coordinates for Rymer 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 Rymer 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 309.90 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.823 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.944 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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