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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 Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sand Run 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 Run:
    • 38.923158, -80.124246
    • 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 Run
  • 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 Run ...

We have found one communities that share the name Sand Run.

Within West Virginia, the name Sand Run is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Sand Run in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ohio
      • Hocking County
      • This Sand Run is located in Hocking County and lies 120 miles [193.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Sand Run that is located in Upshur County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Run
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hocking County community of Sand Run.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sand Run ...

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.

  • Deanville [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanville
    • Deanville [Upshur County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanville
  • Five Forks [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sand Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
  • Gale [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gale
    • Gale [Upshur County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Sand Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gale
  • Heavener Grove [Upshur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heavener Grove
    • Heavener Grove [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Sand Run
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heavener Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heavener Grove
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    • Imperial [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial
      • Imperial [Upshur County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial
    • Ivy [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivy
      • Ivy [Upshur County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sand Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivy
    • Jimtown [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
      • Jimtown [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sand Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jimtown
    • Kingsville [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsville
      • Kingsville [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Sand Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsville
    • Pumpkintown [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pumpkintown
      • Pumpkintown [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Sand Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pumpkintown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pumpkintown
    • Queens [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens
      • Queens [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Sand Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens
    • Sellers [Upshur County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sellers
      • Sellers [Upshur County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sellers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tenmile [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenmile
      • Tenmile [Upshur County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sand Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tenmile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenmile
    • Vegan [Upshur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vegan
      • Vegan [Upshur County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Sand Run
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vegan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vegan

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Sand Run. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Elkins (West Virginia) on Wednesday October 24, 1917 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 3, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Ridge Lawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Elkins is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Sand Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall 'Biggie' Goldberg<3>
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Sand Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<3>

How Far From Sand Run to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories 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 Run to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Buckhannon, which is the Seat of Upshur County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sand Run to Charleston, with an average speed<4>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 6 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) is 165 miles [265.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,026 miles [9,697.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,738 miles [10,843.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,614 miles [7,425.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Upshur County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sand Run. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sand Run) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sand Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9232, Longitude: -80.1242       In this case, the coordinates for Sand Run have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>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.
<5>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 Run to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.731 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.538 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.021 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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