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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Saint Marys 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 city such as Saint Marys to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Saint Marys 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 225 miles [362.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,049 miles [9,734.9 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 6,766 miles [10,888.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,641 miles [7,469 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saint Marys ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Saint Marys.

While the name Saint Marys is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alaska

Our profile page for Saint Marys   [Map]
Distance: About 3,613 miles [5,814.6 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Clear Creek County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Clear Creek County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,296 miles [2,085.7 km] to the West

Huerfano County

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

Florida

Nassau County

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

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Georgia

Camden County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the South

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Illinois

Effingham County

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

Iroquois County

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

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Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the West Southwest

Franklin County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the West

Vigo County

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

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Iowa

Warren County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Pottawatomie County   [Map]
Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the West

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Lewis County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Lewis County
Although located in Lewis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Saint Clair County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Saint Clair County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nevada

Pershing County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Pershing County
This community is historic.
Although located in Pershing County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Saint Marys   [Map]
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ohio

Auglaize County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Auglaize County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Chester County

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

Elk County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Elk County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Miner County

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

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Tennessee

Franklin County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the Southwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Refugio County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Refugio County
This community is historic.
Although located in Refugio County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Wisconsin

Monroe County

Our profile page for Saint Marys, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Saint Marys ...

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.

Cloverdale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Saint Marys   [Map]
Crisp (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Eureka   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Gracey (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Grape Island   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Maxwell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Murphy (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Pleasants   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Raven Rock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Schultz   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Spring Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Union Mills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Saint Marys. 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 that begins in Saint Marys. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint Marys) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint Marys. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint Marys

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Marys. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3938, Longitude: -81.2031     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saint Marys 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 Saint Marys 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 310.373 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.339 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.332 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 Saint Marys 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>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 Saint Marys, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saint Marys.



 
 
 

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