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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 Six, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Six 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 Six:
    • 37.369002, -81.637886
    • 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 Six
  • 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 Six ...

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.

  • Antler [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antler
    • Antler [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Six
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antler
  • Big Four [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Four
    • Big Four [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Six
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Four
  • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Six
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
  • Cucumber [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cucumber
    • Cucumber [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Six
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cucumber have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cucumber
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    • Davy [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Six
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
    • English [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English
      • English [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on English
    • Erin [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erin
      • Erin [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
    • Filbert [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filbert
      • Filbert [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Filbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Filbert
    • Gary [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gary
      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Six
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Hemphill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemphill
      • Hemphill [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemphill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemphill
    • Marine [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marine
      • Marine [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marine
    • Marytown [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marytown
      • Marytown [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marytown
    • Premier [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Premier
      • Premier [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Premier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Premier
    • Rift [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rift
      • Rift [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rift have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rift
    • Superior [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
    • Twin Branch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Branch
      • Twin Branch [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Branch
    • Warriormine [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warriormine
      • Warriormine [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Six
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warriormine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warriormine

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 Six. 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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    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Six.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<3>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Six.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<3>

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

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

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    • Welch, which is the Seat of McDowell County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 67 miles [107.8 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Six to Charleston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 271 miles [436.1 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 6,158 miles [9,910.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,868 miles [11,053 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,744 miles [7,634.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Six. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Six) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Six. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3690, Longitude: -81.6379       In this case, the coordinates for Six 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 Six 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 310.679 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.39 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.176 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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