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Saulsbury, West Virginia
(Wood County)

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The location of Saulsbury

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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<1> beginning in Saulsbury and extending to:

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Saulsbury to Parkersburg, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,075 miles [9,776.8 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 6,792 miles [10,930.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,667 miles [7,510.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saulsbury ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Saulsbury.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Saulsbury. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 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


Talbot County

Our profile page for Saulsbury, Talbot County   [Map]

Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the East.


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Saulsbury, Lawrence County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Lawrence County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Hardeman County

Our profile page for Saulsbury, Hardeman County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Saulsbury, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Southwest.

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 talk 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   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast of Saulsbury   [Map]

Creels   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fountain Spring   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Kingbury (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Leachtown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Lucky (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Manganese (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Mineral Wells   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Pettyville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pleasant View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Powers (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Rockport   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Slate   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Windy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] 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 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.

August 'Gus' Wagner

Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Saulsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saulsbury 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 Saulsbury 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 310.589 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.545 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.573 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 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.

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<8>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:

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