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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 Seymour, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Seymour 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 Seymour:
    • 39.592589, -78.816965
    • 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 Seymour
  • 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 Seymour ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Seymour.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Seymour.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, 21 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Lewis 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 West Virginia community of Seymour [Lewis County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Bibb County
      • This Seymour is located in Bibb County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Seymour.
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead 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 Arkansas community of Seymour [Craighead County].
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Seymour is located in New Haven County and lies 326 miles [524.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Seymour.
    • Georgia
      • Jackson 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 Georgia community of Seymour [Jackson County].
      • Putnam County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Seymour [Putnam County].
    • Illinois
      • Champaign County
      • This Seymour is located in Champaign County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<2> to the west of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Seymour.
    • Indiana
      • Jackson County
      • This Seymour is located in Jackson County and lies 380 miles [611.6 km]<2> to the west of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Seymour.
    • Iowa
      • Wayne County
      • This Seymour is located in Wayne County and lies 757 miles [1,218.3 km]<2> to the west of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Seymour.
    • Kansas
      • Rush 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 Kansas community of Seymour [Rush County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hart County
      • This Seymour is located in Hart County and lies 413 miles [664.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hart County community of Seymour.
    • Michigan
      • Kent 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 Michigan community of Seymour [Kent County].
    • Missouri
      • Webster County
      • This Seymour is located in Webster County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<2> to the west of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Seymour.
    • Nebraska
      • Douglas 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 Nebraska community of Seymour [Douglas County].
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Seymour.
    • North Dakota
      • Richland 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 North Dakota community of Seymour [Richland County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Seymour.
    • Tennessee
      • Sevier County
      • This Seymour is located in Sevier County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Seymour.
    • Texas
      • Baylor County
      • This Seymour is located in Baylor County and lies 1,203 miles [1,936 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baylor County community of Seymour.
      • Hopkins 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 Texas community of Seymour [Hopkins County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Eau Claire County
      • This Seymour is located in Eau Claire County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eau Claire County community of Seymour.
      • Outagamie County
      • This Seymour is located in Outagamie County and lies 593 miles [954.3 km] to the northwest of the Seymour that is located in Mineral County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Outagamie County community of Seymour.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seymour ...

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.

  • Bowling Green [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
    • Bowling Green [Allegany County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Seymour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowling Green have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
  • Brady [Allegany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brady
    • Brady [Allegany County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Seymour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brady have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brady
  • Cedar Cliff [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Cliff
    • Cedar Cliff [Mineral County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Seymour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cliff
  • Frost [Allegany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frost
    • Frost [Allegany County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Seymour
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frost have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Knobmount [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knobmount
      • Knobmount [Mineral County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knobmount have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knobmount
    • Lucas Heights [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucas Heights
      • Lucas Heights [Allegany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucas Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucas Heights
    • Mexico [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexico
      • Mexico [Allegany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexico have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexico
    • Red Hill [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Allegany County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Shanty Town [Allegany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanty Town
      • Shanty Town [Allegany County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanty Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Short Gap [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Gap
      • Short Gap [Mineral County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Seymour
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Gap
    • Sixmile House [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixmile House
      • Sixmile House [Allegany County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sixmile House have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixmile House
    • Triple Lakes [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triple Lakes
      • Triple Lakes [Allegany County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Seymour
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triple Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Triple Lakes

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 Seymour. 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 ...
    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<5>
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cumberland (Maryland) on Saturday June 14, 1930 and died in Salisbury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the age of 76. He is buried at St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Cumberland is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Seymour.
      • Salisbury is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Seymour.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Mallory<5>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Keyser, which is the Seat of Mineral County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Seymour to Keyser, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 106 miles [170.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,942 miles [9,562.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,654 miles [10,708.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,530 miles [7,290.3 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 Seymour. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

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 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 Seymour 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- Seymour) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seymour. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5926, Longitude: -78.8170       In this case, the coordinates for Seymour have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Seymour, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Seymour 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 308.911 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.707 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.213 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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