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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 Sandlick, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sandlick 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 Sandlick:
    • 37.339284, -81.220098
    • 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 Sandlick
  • 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 Sandlick ...

We have found one communities that share the name Sandlick.

Within West Virginia, the name Sandlick is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Claiborne County
      • This Sandlick is located in Claiborne County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sandlick that is located in Mercer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandlick
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Sandlick.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sandlick ...

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.

  • Abbs Valley [Mercer County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbs Valley
    • Abbs Valley [Mercer County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sandlick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbs Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Bluestone [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluestone
    • Bluestone [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sandlick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bluestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluestone
  • Brush Fork [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brush Fork
    • Brush Fork [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Sandlick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brush Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brush Fork
  • Coopers [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coopers
    • Coopers [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Sandlick
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coopers
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    • Edison [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edison
      • Edison [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandlick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edison
    • Flipping [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flipping
      • Flipping [Mercer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Sandlick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flipping have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flipping
    • Freeman [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
      • Freeman [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Sandlick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
    • Goodwill [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodwill
      • Goodwill [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Sandlick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodwill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodwill
    • Green Valley [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
      • Green Valley [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandlick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
    • Kale [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kale
      • Kale [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Sandlick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kale
    • Littlesburg [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littlesburg
      • Littlesburg [Mercer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Sandlick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littlesburg
    • Maple View [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple View
      • Maple View [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Sandlick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple View
    • Rock [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock
      • Rock [Mercer County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Sandlick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock<3>
    • Yards [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yards
      • Yards [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sandlick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yards have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yards

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 Sandlick. 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 ...
    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Bluefield (Virginia) on Saturday December 24, 1921 and died in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Thursday February 4, 2010 at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Bluefield is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Sandlick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley<4>
    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Sandlick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<4>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Sandlick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<4>
    • Edith Wilson     (Second wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921))
      • Second wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Woodrow Wilson (1913 - 1921). She was born in Wytheville (Virginia) on Tueday October 15, 1872 and died in Washington, DC on Thursday December 28, 1961 at the age of 89. We don't have any burial details.
      • Wytheville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Sandlick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edith Wilson<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Princeton, which is the Seat of Mercer County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 73 miles [117.5 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Sandlick to Charleston, with an average speed<5>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 5 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 251 miles [403.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,142 miles [9,884.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,850 miles [11,024 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,727 miles [7,607.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mercer County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sandlick. 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 '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- Sandlick) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandlick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3393, Longitude: -81.2201       In this case, the coordinates for Sandlick 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Sandlick 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 310.43 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.10 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.01 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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