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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 Slabtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Slabtown 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 Slabtown:
    • 37.628998, -81.869840
    • 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 Slabtown
  • 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 Slabtown ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Slabtown.

Within West Virginia, the name Slabtown is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 27 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lauderdale 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 Alabama community of Slabtown [Lauderdale County].
    • Arkansas
      • Grant County
      • This Slabtown is located in Grant County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Slabtown.
    • Georgia
      • Fulton 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 Georgia community of Slabtown [Fulton County].
    • Idaho
      • Latah County
      • This Slabtown is located in Latah County and lies 1,858 miles [2,990.2 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Latah County community of Slabtown.
    • Indiana
      • Decatur County
      • This Slabtown is located in Decatur County and lies 222 miles [357.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Slabtown.
    • Kentucky
      • Henry County
      • This Slabtown is located in Henry County and lies 179 miles [288.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Slabtown.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • This Slabtown is located in Allegany County and lies 214 miles [344.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Slabtown.
      • Frederick County
      • This Slabtown is located in Frederick County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km] to the east northeast of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Slabtown.
    • Missouri
      • Madison 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 Missouri community of Slabtown [Madison County].
      • Texas County
      • This Slabtown is located in Texas County and lies 555 miles [893.2 km]<2> to the west of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Texas County community of Slabtown.
    • New Jersey
      • Salem County
      • This Slabtown is located in Salem County and lies 381 miles [613.2 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salem County community of Slabtown.
    • New Mexico
      • Otero County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Otero County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Slabtown.
    • New York
      • Chemung 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 New York community of Slabtown [Chemung County].
    • Ohio
      • Allen County
      • This Slabtown is located in Allen County and lies 247 miles [397.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Slabtown.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Slabtown.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong County
      • This Slabtown is located in Armstrong County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Slabtown.
      • Clearfield 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 Slabtown [Clearfield County].
      • Columbia County
      • This Slabtown is located in Columbia County and lies 369 miles [593.8 km] to the northeast of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Slabtown.
      • Franklin County
      • This Slabtown is located in Franklin County and lies 277 miles [445.8 km] to the northeast of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Slabtown.
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Slabtown is located in Schuylkill County and lies 377 miles [606.7 km] to the northeast of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Slabtown.
      • Somerset County
      • This Slabtown is located in Somerset County and lies 216 miles [347.6 km] to the northeast of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Slabtown.
    • Tennessee
      • Rhea County
      • This Slabtown is located in Rhea County and lies 214 miles [344.4 km]<2> to the southwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rhea County community of Slabtown.
    • Texas
      • Lamar County
      • This Slabtown is located in Lamar County and lies 818 miles [1,316.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamar County community of Slabtown.
    • Virginia
      • Lancaster County
      • This Slabtown is located in Lancaster County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<2> to the east of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Slabtown.
      • Russell County
      • This Slabtown is located in Russell County and lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the south southwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Slabtown.
      • Scott County
      • This Slabtown is located in Scott County and lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the south southwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Slabtown.
      • Smyth County
      • This Slabtown is located in Smyth County and lies 64 miles [103 km] to the south southeast of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smyth County community of Slabtown.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • This Slabtown is located in Jefferson County and lies 512 miles [824 km]<2> to the northwest of the Slabtown that is located in Mingo County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Slabtown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Slabtown ...

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.

  • Christian [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christian
    • Christian [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Slabtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christian
  • Cub City [Wyoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cub City
    • Cub City [Wyoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Slabtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cub City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cub City
  • Emmett [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
    • Emmett [Logan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Slabtown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmett have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmett
  • Gilbert [Mingo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
    • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Slabtown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<5>
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert Creek
      • Gilbert Creek [Mingo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Slabtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert Creek
    • Greenville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Slabtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Horsepen [Mingo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsepen
      • Horsepen [Mingo County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Slabtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horsepen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Huff Junction [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huff Junction
      • Huff Junction [Logan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Slabtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huff Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huff Junction
    • Justice [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Justice
      • Justice [Mingo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Slabtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Justice have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Justice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Justice<5>
    • Landville [Logan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landville
      • Landville [Logan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Slabtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landville
    • Long Branch [Wyoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Wyoming County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Slabtown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch

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 Slabtown. 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 ...
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Slabtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<6>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
      • Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia).
      • Logan is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Slabtown.
      • Stirrat is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Slabtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<6>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Slabtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Williamson, which is the Seat of Mingo County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Slabtown to Williamson, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 276 miles [444.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,156 miles [9,907.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,867 miles [11,051.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,743 miles [7,633.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Slabtown. 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 Slabtown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Slabtown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slabtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6290, Longitude: -81.8698       In this case, the coordinates for Slabtown 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 Slabtown 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Slabtown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.816 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.584 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.193 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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