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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sandusky to:

  • Middlebourne [Map], which is the Seat of Tyler County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sandusky to Charleston, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) is 209 miles [336.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 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 6,028 miles [9,701.1 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 6,744 miles [10,853.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,620 miles [7,435.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sandusky ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Sandusky.

While the name Sandusky is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 532 miles [856.2 km] to the Southwest

Illinois

Alexander County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the West Southwest

Vermilion County

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

Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Decatur County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the West

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Iowa

Lee County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the West

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Kansas

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Shawnee County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Shawnee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Michigan

Sanilac County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Sanilac County   [Map]
Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the North Northwest

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New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Erie County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Grayson County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Sauk County

Our profile page for Sandusky, Sauk County   [Map]
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Tyler County

About West Virginia

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sandusky. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5556, Longitude: -80.8590     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sandusky 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 Sandusky 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 310.156 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.116 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.124 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 Sandusky, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sandusky.