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(Harrison County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Sardis 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 183 miles [294.5 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,019 miles [9,686.6 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 6,734 miles [10,837.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,610 miles [7,419.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sardis ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Sardis.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Sardis. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Bullock County

Our profile page for Sardis, Bullock County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the South Southwest

Butler County

Our profile page for Sardis, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Southwest

Crenshaw County

Our profile page for Sardis, Crenshaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the Southwest

Dallas County

Our profile page for Sardis, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Southwest

Fayette County

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

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Sardis, Tallapoosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the Southwest

Walker County

Our profile page for Sardis, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Southwest

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Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Sardis, Hempstead County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the West Southwest

Saline County

Our profile page for Sardis, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the West Southwest

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Sardis   [Map]
Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

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

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Georgia

Burke County

Our profile page for Sardis, Burke County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the South

Talbot County

Our profile page for Sardis, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Kentucky

Mason County

Our profile page for Sardis, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the West Southwest

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Sardis, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Sardis, Sabine Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the West Southwest

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Sardis, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Minnesota

Big Stone County

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

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Mississippi

Copiah County

Our profile page for Sardis, Copiah County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Southwest

Panola County

Our profile page for Sardis, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the West Southwest

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North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Sardis, Caldwell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the South Southwest

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sardis, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the South

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North Dakota

Nelson County

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

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Ohio

Monroe County

Our profile page for Sardis, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Sardis, Pushmataha County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Sardis, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 88 miles [141.6 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Sardis, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the South

Union County

Our profile page for Sardis, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Cocke County

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

Henderson County

Our profile page for Sardis, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 508 miles [817.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Cass County

Our profile page for Sardis, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the West Southwest

Ellis County

Our profile page for Sardis, Ellis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the West Southwest

Fisher County

Our profile page for Sardis, Fisher County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the West Southwest

Shelby County

Our profile page for Sardis, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Sardis, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sardis ...

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.

Brown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Sardis   [Map]
Chestnut Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Erie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Glen Falls   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Gore   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gypsy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Jimtown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Katy Lick   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lake Floyd   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Liberty   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lumberport   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Marshville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Olive   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Rosebud   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Wolf Summit   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.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 that starts in Sardis. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sardis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sardis. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3376, Longitude: -80.4179     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sardis 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 Sardis 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 309.894 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.786 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.005 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Sardis 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 Sardis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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