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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 Skidmore Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Skidmore Crossing 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 Skidmore Crossing:
    • 38.480108, -80.442306
    • 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 Skidmore Crossing
  • 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 Skidmore Crossing ...

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.

  • Bergoo [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bergoo
    • Bergoo [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Skidmore Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bergoo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bergoo
  • Big Run [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
    • Big Run [Webster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Skidmore Crossing
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
  • Cherry Falls [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Falls
    • Cherry Falls [Webster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Skidmore Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Falls
  • Curtin [Webster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtin
    • Curtin [Webster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Skidmore Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtin
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Diana [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diana
      • Diana [Webster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Skidmore Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diana
    • Dyer [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyer
      • Dyer [Webster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Skidmore Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyer
    • Halo [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halo
      • Halo [Webster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Skidmore Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halo
    • Jerryville [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerryville
      • Jerryville [Webster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Skidmore Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerryville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerryville
    • Jumbo [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumbo
      • Jumbo [Webster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Skidmore Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jumbo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumbo
    • Ralph [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ralph
      • Ralph [Webster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Skidmore Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ralph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ralph

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

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

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    • Webster Springs, which is the Seat of Webster County and lies just to the East.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 64 miles [103 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Skidmore Crossing to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three 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 185 miles [297.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,058 miles [9,749.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,770 miles [10,895.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,646 miles [7,477 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Skidmore Crossing. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Skidmore Crossing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skidmore Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4801, Longitude: -80.4423       In this case, the coordinates for Skidmore Crossing 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>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.
<4>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 Skidmore Crossing to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.938 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.708 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.309 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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