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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fairmont [Map], which is the Seat of Marion County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 114 miles [183.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Sanford to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 170 miles [273.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,999 miles [9,654.5 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 6,714 miles [10,805.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,590 miles [7,386.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sanford ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Sanford.

While the name Sanford is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Covington County

Our profile page for Sanford, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Southwest

California

Los Angeles County

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

Colorado

Conejos County

Our profile page for Sanford, Conejos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the West

Connecticut

Fairfield County

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

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Florida

Orange County

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

Seminole County

Our profile page for Sanford, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the South

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Georgia

Madison County

Our profile page for Sanford, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the South Southwest

Stewart County

Our profile page for Sanford, Stewart County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Kansas

Pawnee County

Our profile page for Sanford, Pawnee County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the West

Phillips County

Our profile page for Sanford, Phillips County
This community is historic.
Although located in Phillips County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Shawnee County

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

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Maine

York County

Our profile page for Sanford, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the East Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Sanford   [Map]
Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sanford, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 168 miles [270.4 km] to the East

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Michigan

Midland County

Our profile page for Sanford, Midland County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Covington County

Our profile page for Sanford, Covington County   [Map]
Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the Southwest

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New York

Allegany County

Our profile page for Sanford, Allegany County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northeast

Broome County

Our profile page for Sanford, Broome County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Lee County

Our profile page for Sanford, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the South

Moore County

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

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Pennsylvania

Warren County

Our profile page for Sanford, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the North

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Quebec

Our profile page for Sanford   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Horry County

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

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Tennessee

McMinn County

Our profile page for Sanford, McMinn County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Hutchinson County

Our profile page for Sanford, Hutchinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km] to the West

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Virginia

Accomack County

Our profile page for Sanford, Accomack County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sanford ...

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.

Barrackville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Sanford   [Map]
Dakota   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Garden Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Graham Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Grant Town   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hoodsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hopewell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Jordan   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadowdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Montana   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mount Harmony   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Paw Paw   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pettyjohn (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Shagtown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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 Sanford. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Sanford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Sanford

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Marion County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Sanford. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sanford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sanford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5195, Longitude: -80.1270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sanford 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 Sanford 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 309.71 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.603 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.813 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 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 Sanford 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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<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 Sanford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sanford.



 
 
 

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