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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Saunders to Logan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 262 miles [421.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,140 miles [9,881.4 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 6,852 miles [11,027.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,727 miles [7,607.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saunders ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Saunders.

While the name Saunders is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Colorado

Delta County

Our profile page for Saunders, Delta County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km] to the West

Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Saunders, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the South Southwest

Georgia

Dodge County

Our profile page for Saunders, Dodge County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the South Southwest

Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Saunders, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Ness County

Our profile page for Saunders, Ness County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Ness County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rush County

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

Stanton County

Our profile page for Saunders, Stanton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the West

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Saunders, Aroostook County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Aroostook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Saunders, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Iron County

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

Kalkaska County

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

Manistee County

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

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Missouri

Christian County

Our profile page for Saunders, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Valley County

Our profile page for Saunders, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Cabarrus County

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

Hoke County

Our profile page for Saunders, Hoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

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

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Texas

Travis County

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

Trinity County

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

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Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Saunders, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Richmond City

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

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Saunders, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Saunders, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 809 miles [1,302 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Saunders ...

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.

Bald Knob   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Saunders   [Map]
Claypool   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Coal Mountain   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Crown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Cyclone   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Edith   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greenwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hatcher   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Kelly   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lillydale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Lillyhaven   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Marthatown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Mineral City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pardee   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rocklick   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sovereign   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stark   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Twilight   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [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 Saunders. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Saunders

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>
 
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Saunders

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Logan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Saunders. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saunders) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saunders. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7998, Longitude: -81.6723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saunders 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 Saunders 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 310.695 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.47 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.056 degrees.

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<7>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 Saunders, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Saunders 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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<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 Saunders.



 
 
 

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