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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 Saulsbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Saulsbury 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 Saulsbury:
    • 39.122578, -81.543457
    • 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 Saulsbury
  • 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 Saulsbury ...

We have found five communities that share the name Saulsbury.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Saulsbury.

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

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Wyoming County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Saulsbury [Wyoming County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Talbot County
      • This Saulsbury is located in Talbot County and lies 296 miles [476.4 km]<2> to the east of the Saulsbury that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saulsbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Talbot County community of Saulsbury.
    • Mississippi
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Saulsbury [Lawrence County].
    • Tennessee
      • Hardeman County
      • This Saulsbury is located in Hardeman County and lies 501 miles [806.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Saulsbury that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saulsbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardeman County community of Saulsbury.
      • Wilson County
      • This Saulsbury is located in Wilson County and lies 322 miles [518.2 km] to the southwest of the Saulsbury that is located in Wood County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saulsbury
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Saulsbury.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saulsbury ...

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.

  • Cool Springs [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Springs
    • Cool Springs [Wood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Saulsbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Springs
  • Creels [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creels
    • Creels [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Saulsbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creels have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creels
  • Fountain Spring [Wood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Spring
    • Fountain Spring [Wood County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Saulsbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Spring
  • Kingbury [Wood County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingbury
    • Kingbury [Wood County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Saulsbury
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Leachtown [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leachtown
      • Leachtown [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Saulsbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leachtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leachtown
    • Lucky [Wood County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky
      • Lucky [Wood County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Saulsbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Manganese [Wood County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manganese
      • Manganese [Wood County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Saulsbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manganese have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mineral Wells [Wood County]
    • Pettyville [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pettyville
      • Pettyville [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Saulsbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pettyville
    • Pleasant Hill [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Saulsbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant View [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Saulsbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Powers [Wood County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powers
      • Powers [Wood County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Saulsbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rockport [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Wood County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Saulsbury
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Slate [Wood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate
      • Slate [Wood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Saulsbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Saulsbury
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy

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 Saulsbury. 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 ...
    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Saulsbury.
      • West Columbia is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Saulsbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<5>
    • Florence Harding     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923). She was born in Marion (Ohio) on Wednesday August 15, 1860 and died in Oak Grove (Ohio) on Friday November 21, 1924 at the age of 64. She is buried at Harding Memorial Park (Marion County, Ohio).
      • Oak Grove is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Saulsbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Florence Harding<5>
    • August 'Gus' Wagner     (Tatto artist, wood carver, painter)
      • Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at the age of 69. He is buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas).
      • Marietta is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Saulsbury.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Parkersburg, which is the Seat of Wood County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Saulsbury to Parkersburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 242 miles [389.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,075 miles [9,776.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,792 miles [10,930.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,667 miles [7,510.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Saulsbury 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Saulsbury) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saulsbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1226, Longitude: -81.5435       In this case, the coordinates for Saulsbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Saulsbury 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 310.589 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.545 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.573 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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