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Saxman, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Summersville [Map], which is the Seat of Nicholas County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Saxman to Summersville, 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 four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West (W). 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 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,077 miles [9,780 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 6,788 miles [10,924.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,663 miles [7,504.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Saxman ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Saxman.

While the name Saxman is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Our profile page for Saxman   [Map]
Distance: About 2,610 miles [4,200.4 km] to the Northwest


Rice County

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Saxman ...

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.

Beaver   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Saxman   [Map]
Carl   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Craigsville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Curtin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Deepwell   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Donald   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Duo   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Grassy Falls   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hominy Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Jetsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Marybill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Richwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saxman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2098, Longitude: -80.5970     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Saxman 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 Saxman 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 310.039 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.782 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.466 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saxman.