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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Buckhannon [Map], which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sago to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 171 miles [275.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,030 miles [9,704.3 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 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,619 miles [7,433.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sago ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Sago.

While the name Sago is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Sharkey County

Our profile page for Sago, Sharkey County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the West Southwest

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

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


Muskingum County

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


Union County

Our profile page for Sago, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,958 miles [3,151.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Franklin County

Our profile page for Sago, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southeast

Pittsylvania County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sago ...

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.

Atlas   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Sago   [Map]
Carter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Deanville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Evergreen   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Freeman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
French Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gale   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Heavener Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Heavner (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Imperial   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ivy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Queens   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocky Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sand Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sellers (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tenmile   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sago. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9143, Longitude: -80.2301     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sago 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 Sago 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 309.796 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.61 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.07 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Sago 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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