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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sand Fork 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 town such as Sand Fork to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Glenville [Map], which is the Seat of Gilmer County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Sand Fork to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 199 miles [320.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,052 miles [9,739.7 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 Sand Fork ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Sand Fork.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Sand Fork. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Sand Fork, Gallia County   [Map]
Distance: About 89 miles [143.2 km] to the West

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sand Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sand Fork

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Fork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9154, Longitude: -80.7477     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Fork 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 Sand Fork 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 310.11 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.968 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.294 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sand Fork.