William J. Humphreys / Gap Mills

William J. Humphreys / Gap Mills (HM1KVC)

Location: Gap Mills, WV 24941 Monroe County
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N 37° 34.059', W 80° 24.903'

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William J. Humphreys. Nearby noted meteorological physicist born 2/3/8162; died 11/10/1949. John Hopkins U. Ph.D., 1897; Director Mt. Weather Observatory 1905; famous for 1909 research on stratosphere; retired, Weather Service, 1935. Winds of Peters Mountain author.

Gap Mills. Formerly Moss Hole, re-named for cut in Gap Mountain & area grist mills in 1849. Wood's party in 1671 were first whites to view. Four Maxwell sister's families settled in 1790; led 1835 formation of Carmel Presbyterian Church. General Hunter retreated via Gap, 1864. Birthplace of Spanish-American War hero Andrew S. Rowan; physicist W. J. Humphreys; first WV Ruritan Club, 1949; and State Park designation, Moncove Lake, 1990. Native son Hon. Marion Shiflet, past WV house majority leader.
Year Placed2002
Placed ByWV Celebration 2000/ Archives & History and the West Virginia Division of Archives and History
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Date Added Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 551657 N 4158007
Decimal Degrees37.56765000, -80.41505000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.059', W 80° 24.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 3.54" N, 80° 24' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near WV-3, Gap Mills WV 24941, US
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