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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sabine.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sabine to:

  • Pineville [Map], which is the Seat of Wyoming County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Sabine to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 256 miles [412 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,138 miles [9,878.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,849 miles [11,022.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,725 miles [7,604.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sabine ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Sabine.

While the name Sabine is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Sabine, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Sabine, Marion County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Texas

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sabine, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Sabine, Smith County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,292 miles [14,954 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sabine ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Edith   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Sabine   [Map]
Glen Fork   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hatcher   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Jesse   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Keyrock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Newfound   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Polk Gap   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Ravencliff   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Turkey   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Sabine. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  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 an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Sabine

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<8>

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sabine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sabine. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sabine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sabine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6787, Longitude: -81.5015     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sabine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Sabine to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.594 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.337 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.021 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Sabine 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.

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<8>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sabine.