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

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How Far From Sand Ridge 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 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<1> beginning in Sand Ridge to:

  • Grantsville [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Sand Ridge to Charleston, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,070 miles [9,768.7 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 6,784 miles [10,917.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,660 miles [7,499.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sand Ridge ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Sand Ridge.

While the name Sand Ridge is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Logan County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the West Southwest


Richmond County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the South


Grundy County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Grundy County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West Northwest

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the West

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Spencer County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Spencer County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the West

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Saginaw County

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

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Erie County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the North Northeast

Oswego County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Oswego County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Northeast

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Athens County

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

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Greenwood County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the South

Horry County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the South Southeast

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Henderson County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Houston County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 981 miles [1,578.8 km] to the West Southwest

Wharton County

Our profile page for Sand Ridge, Wharton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the West Southwest

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

Adam   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Sand Ridge   [Map]
Beech   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Chloe   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Euclid   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Henrietta   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Leatherbark   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Millstone   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Normantown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rosedale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Stumptown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Walnut   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Ridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8018, Longitude: -81.0668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sand Ridge 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 Ridge 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 310.307 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.176 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.471 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 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.

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