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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Skidmore 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:
    • 38.760642, -81.645961
    • 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
  • 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 Skidmore ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Skidmore.

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

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Barbour County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Skidmore [Barbour County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • This Skidmore is located in Cherokee County and lies 724 miles [1,165.2 km]<2> to the west of the Skidmore that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidmore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Skidmore.
      • Ford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Skidmore [Ford County].
      • Meade County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Meade County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meade County community of Skidmore.
    • Kentucky
      • Clay County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Skidmore [Clay County].
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Skidmore is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 281 miles [452.2 km]<2> to the east of the Skidmore that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidmore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Skidmore.
    • Michigan
      • Dickinson County
      • This Skidmore is located in Dickinson County and lies 585 miles [941.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Skidmore that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidmore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Skidmore.
    • Missouri
      • Nodaway County
      • This Skidmore is located in Nodaway County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Skidmore that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidmore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nodaway County community of Skidmore.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Skidmore [Lawrence County].
    • Texas
      • Bee County
      • This Skidmore is located in Bee County and lies 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Skidmore that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skidmore
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bee County community of Skidmore.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Skidmore ...

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.

  • Buffalo [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Jackson County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Skidmore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Clarence [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
    • Clarence [Roane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Skidmore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
  • Danstown [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danstown
    • Danstown [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Skidmore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danstown
  • Edgar [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar
    • Edgar [Jackson County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Skidmore
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Evans [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans
      • Evans [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans
    • Fairplain [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairplain
      • Fairplain [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairplain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplain
    • Flatfork [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatfork
      • Flatfork [Roane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatfork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatfork
    • Flint Town [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Town
      • Flint Town [Roane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Town
    • Gay [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gay
      • Gay [Jackson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gay have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gay
    • Geneva [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geneva
      • Geneva [Roane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geneva have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geneva
    • Marshall [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Jackson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
    • Mentor [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mentor
      • Mentor [Jackson County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mentor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Parchment Valley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parchment Valley
      • Parchment Valley [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parchment Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parchment Valley
    • Plum Orchard [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Orchard
      • Plum Orchard [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Orchard
    • Red Knob [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Knob
      • Red Knob [Roane County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Knob
    • Salt Hill [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Hill
      • Salt Hill [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Hill
    • Young [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young
      • Young [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Skidmore
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young

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 Skidmore. 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 ...
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Skidmore.
      • West Columbia is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Skidmore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<5>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Skidmore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<5>
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Skidmore.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ripley, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Skidmore to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 248 miles [399.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,095 miles [9,809 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,811 miles [10,961.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,686 miles [7,541.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Skidmore. 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>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 Skidmore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Skidmore) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skidmore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7606, Longitude: -81.6460       In this case, the coordinates for Skidmore have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Skidmore 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.
<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 Skidmore 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 310.661 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.573 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.736 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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