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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Sand Ridge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sand Ridge and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Sand Ridge:
    • 38.801757, -81.066778
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Sand Ridge
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Sand Ridge ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Sand Ridge.

Within West Virginia, the name Sand Ridge is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Logan County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Logan County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Sand Ridge.
    • Georgia
      • Richmond County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Richmond County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the south of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Sand Ridge.
    • Illinois
      • Grundy County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Grundy County and lies 423 miles [680.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Sand Ridge.
      • Jackson County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Jackson County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km] to the west of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Sand Ridge.
    • Indiana
      • Spencer County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Spencer County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km]<1> to the west of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spencer County community of Sand Ridge.
    • Michigan
      • Saginaw County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Sand Ridge [Saginaw County].
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Erie County and lies 313 miles [503.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Sand Ridge.
      • Oswego County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Oswego County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km] to the northeast of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oswego County community of Sand Ridge.
    • Ohio
      • Athens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Sand Ridge [Athens County].
    • South Carolina
      • Greenwood County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Greenwood County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<1> to the south of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Sand Ridge.
      • Horry County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Horry County and lies 361 miles [581 km] to the south southeast of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Sand Ridge.
    • Tennessee
      • Henderson County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Henderson County and lies 460 miles [740.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Sand Ridge.
    • Texas
      • Houston County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Houston County and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Sand Ridge.
      • Wharton County
      • This Sand Ridge is located in Wharton County and lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the west southwest of the Sand Ridge that is located in Calhoun County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Ridge
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wharton County community of Sand Ridge.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sand Ridge ...

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

  • Adam [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adam
    • Adam [Calhoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sand Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adam
  • Beech [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech
    • Beech [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech
  • Chloe [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chloe
    • Chloe [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Sand Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chloe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chloe
  • Euclid [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid
    • Euclid [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sand Ridge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euclid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Henrietta [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrietta
      • Henrietta [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sand Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henrietta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrietta
    • Index [Calhoun County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Index
      • Index [Calhoun County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Index have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Leatherbark [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leatherbark
      • Leatherbark [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Sand Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leatherbark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leatherbark
    • Liberty Hill [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Calhoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sand Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Millstone [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millstone
      • Millstone [Calhoun County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Sand Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millstone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millstone
    • Normantown [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normantown
      • Normantown [Gilmer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normantown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normantown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Normantown<4>
    • Rosedale [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Braxton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sand Ridge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
    • Shock [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shock
      • Shock [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sand Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shock
    • Stumptown [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Gilmer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sand Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown
    • Walnut [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Calhoun County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Sand Ridge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Sand Ridge and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Grantsville, which is the Seat of Calhoun County and lies just to the North.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Sand Ridge to Charleston, with an average speed<5> 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 just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 216 miles [347.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,070 miles [9,768.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,784 miles [10,917.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,660 miles [7,499.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sand Ridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8018, Longitude: -81.0668       In this case, the coordinates for Sand Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Sand Ridge 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.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Ridge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.307 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.176 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.471 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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