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

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

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sedalia to West Union, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 192 miles [309 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,025 miles [9,696.3 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 6,740 miles [10,847 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,616 miles [7,428.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sedalia ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Sedalia.

While the name Sedalia is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Our profile page for Sedalia   [Map]
Distance: About 1,668 miles [2,684.4 km] to the Northwest


Benton County

Our profile page for Sedalia, Benton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the West Southwest


Douglas County

Our profile page for Sedalia, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the West


Clinton County

Our profile page for Sedalia, Clinton County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Graves County

Our profile page for Sedalia, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Pettis County

Our profile page for Sedalia, Pettis County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Sedalia, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the South Southeast

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North Dakota

Morton County

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

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Madison County

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

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South Carolina

Union County

Our profile page for Sedalia, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the South Southwest

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Collin County

Our profile page for Sedalia, Collin County   [Map]
Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Bedford County

Our profile page for Sedalia, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Lincoln County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sedalia ...

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.

Big Battle (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Sedalia   [Map]
Brown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Center Point   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Dale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Flint   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Industrial   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake Floyd   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Long Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Marshville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Olive   -   6 miles [9.7 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 beginning in Sedalia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sedalia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sedalia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3598, Longitude: -80.5787     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sedalia 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 Sedalia 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 309.992 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.90 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.068 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 Sedalia, 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Sedalia 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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