RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Sector, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WV
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Sector, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sector and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Sector:
    • 39.228159, -78.855855
    • 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 Sector
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sector ...

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.

  • Bean Settlement [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bean Settlement
    • Bean Settlement [Hardy County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Sector
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bean Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bean Settlement
  • Fort Run [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Run
    • Fort Run [Hardy County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Sector
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Run
  • Headsville [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headsville
    • Headsville [Mineral County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Sector
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Headsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headsville
  • Inkerman [Hardy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inkerman
    • Inkerman [Hardy County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sector
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inkerman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inkerman
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Junction [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction
      • Junction [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sector
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction
    • Kirby [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
      • Kirby [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Sector
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
    • Markwood [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markwood
      • Markwood [Mineral County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sector
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markwood
    • Meadow [Hardy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow
      • Meadow [Hardy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Sector
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow
    • Mechanicsburg [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsburg
      • Mechanicsburg [Hampshire County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sector
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsburg
    • Medley [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medley
      • Medley [Grant County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Sector
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Medley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medley<3>
    • Pancake [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pancake
      • Pancake [Hampshire County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Sector
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pancake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pancake
    • Shanks [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanks
      • Shanks [Hampshire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Sector
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanks

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 Sector. 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 ...
    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Sector.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<4>
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cumberland (Maryland) on Saturday June 14, 1930 and died in Salisbury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the age of 76. He is buried at St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Cumberland is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Sector.
      • Salisbury is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the north of Sector.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Mallory<4>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Romney, which is the Seat of Hampshire County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sector to Romney, with an average speed<5> 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 161 miles [259.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 100 miles [160.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,960 miles [9,591.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,670 miles [10,734.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,546 miles [7,316.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in West Virginia

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sector. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sector) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sector. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2282, Longitude: -78.8559       In this case, the coordinates for Sector have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Sector to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.954 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.699 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.364 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 22 Sep 2021