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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sand Hill 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 Sand Hill 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 Hill to:

  • Moundsville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sand Hill to Moundsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving 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 5,997 miles [9,651.2 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 6,715 miles [10,806.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,590 miles [7,386.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sand Hill ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Sand Hill.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Sand Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 41 communities in the United States and Canada - with 38 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

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Alabama

Lee County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the South Southwest

Arkansas

Hempstead County

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

Prairie County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Prairie County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the West Southwest

California

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Contra Costa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,191 miles [3,526.1 km] to the West

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Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Florida

Walton County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Walton County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Brooks County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Brooks County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the South Southwest

Carroll County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the South Southwest

Glynn County

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

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the South Southwest

Ware County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Ware County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the South

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Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Estill County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southwest

Harlan County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Harlan County   [Map]
Distance: About 245 miles [394.3 km] to the South Southwest

Lewis County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the West Southwest

Warren County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Sand Hill
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Massachusetts

Plymouth County

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

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Michigan

Saginaw County

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

Wayne County

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

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Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Attala County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Southwest

Copiah County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Southwest

Greene County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Southwest

Jones County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the Southwest

Rankin County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Rankin County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Scotland County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the West

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Sand Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northeast

Oswego County

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

Otsego County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the South Southwest

Richmond County

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

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Ohio

Erie County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the Northwest

Scioto County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sand Hill
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

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East

Westmoreland County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Sand Hill   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Polk County

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

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Texas

Burleson County

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

Upshur County

Our profile page for Sand Hill, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9876, Longitude: -80.5851     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Hill 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 Hill 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 309.971 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.971 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.852 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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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 Sand Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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