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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 Sassafras, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sassafras 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 Sassafras:
    • 38.934280, -82.012993
    • 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 Sassafras
  • 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 Sassafras ...

We have found five communities that share the name Sassafras.

Within West Virginia, the name Sassafras is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Arkansas County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Sassafras [Arkansas County].
    • Indiana
      • Perry County
      • This Sassafras is located in Perry County and lies 257 miles [413.6 km]<2> to the west of the Sassafras that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Sassafras.
    • Kentucky
      • Knott County
      • This Sassafras is located in Knott County and lies 131 miles [210.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Sassafras that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knott County community of Sassafras.
    • Maryland
      • Kent County
      • This Sassafras is located in Kent County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km]<2> to the east of the Sassafras that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Sassafras.
    • Virginia
      • Gloucester County
      • This Sassafras is located in Gloucester County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Sassafras that is located in Mason County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Sassafras.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sassafras ...

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.

  • Antiquity [Meigs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antiquity
    • Antiquity [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Sassafras
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antiquity have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antiquity
  • Board [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Board
    • Board [Mason County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Sassafras
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Board have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Board
  • Dutchtown [Meigs County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchtown
    • Dutchtown [Meigs County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Sassafras
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Flatrock [Mason County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatrock
    • Flatrock [Mason County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Sassafras
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatrock
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Lincoln Heights [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
      • Lincoln Heights [Meigs County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Sassafras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
    • Longdale [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longdale
      • Longdale [Mason County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Sassafras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longdale
    • Maggie [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie
      • Maggie [Mason County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Sassafras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie
    • Mason [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Mason County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Sassafras
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<4>
    • Minersville [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
      • Minersville [Meigs County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Sassafras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
    • Oakgrove [Meigs County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakgrove
      • Oakgrove [Meigs County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Sassafras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pike Hill [Mason County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Hill
      • Pike Hill [Mason County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Sassafras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Hill
    • Plants [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plants
      • Plants [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Sassafras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plants have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plants
    • Silver Run [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Run
      • Silver Run [Meigs County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Sassafras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Run

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 Sassafras. 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 ...
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Sassafras.
      • West Columbia is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Sassafras.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<5>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gallipolis (Ohio) on Monday September 11, 1944 and died in Short Gap (West Virginia) on Friday January 9, 2009 at the age of 64. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Gallipolis is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Sassafras.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Point Pleasant, which is the Seat of Mason County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Sassafras to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 267 miles [429.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,102 miles [9,820.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,820 miles [10,975.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,695 miles [7,555.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Mason County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sassafras. 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>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 Sassafras, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Sassafras) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sassafras. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SassafrasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sassafras. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9343, Longitude: -82.0130    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Sassafras to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.882 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.851 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.841 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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