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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 Skygusty, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Skygusty 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 Skygusty:
    • 37.324004, -81.476216
    • 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 Skygusty
  • 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 Skygusty ...

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.

  • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
    • Abbs Valley [Tazewell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Skygusty
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbs Valley
  • Big Four [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Four
    • Big Four [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Skygusty
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Four
  • Big Vein [Tazewell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Vein
    • Big Vein [Tazewell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Skygusty
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Vein have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Vein
  • Black Wolf [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Wolf
    • Black Wolf [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Skygusty
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Wolf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Wolf
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    • Bottom Creek [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bottom Creek
      • Bottom Creek [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Skygusty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bottom Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bottom Creek
    • Clark [McDowell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark
      • Clark [McDowell County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Skygusty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Elkhorn [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Skygusty
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Filbert [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filbert
      • Filbert [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Skygusty
      • 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 northwest of Skygusty
      • 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
    • Horsepen [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsepen
      • Horsepen [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Skygusty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsepen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horsepen
    • Horsepen Cove [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsepen Cove
      • Horsepen Cove [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Skygusty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsepen Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horsepen Cove
    • Jenkinjones [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinjones
      • Jenkinjones [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Skygusty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jenkinjones have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinjones
    • Keystone [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [McDowell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Skygusty
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keystone<3>
    • Mud Fork [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mud Fork
      • Mud Fork [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Skygusty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mud Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mud Fork
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocahontas
      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Skygusty
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocahontas
    • Superior [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Skygusty
      • 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
    • Switchback [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Switchback
      • Switchback [McDowell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Skygusty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Switchback have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Switchback
    • Worth [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worth
      • Worth [McDowell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Skygusty
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Worth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Worth

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 Skygusty. 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 ...
    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Bluefield (Virginia) on Saturday December 24, 1921 and died in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Thursday February 4, 2010 at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Bluefield is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Skygusty.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Skygusty.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<4>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Skygusty.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Welch, which is the Seat of McDowell County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Skygusty to Welch, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 264 miles [424.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,153 miles [9,902.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,862 miles [11,043.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,738 miles [7,625.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About McDowell County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Skygusty. 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 from Point A (ie- Skygusty) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Skygusty. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3240, Longitude: -81.4762       In this case, the coordinates for Skygusty 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Skygusty to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.583 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.273 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.122 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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