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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Romney [Map], which is the Seat of Hampshire County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sedan to Romney, 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 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 85 miles [136.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,948 miles [9,572.4 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 6,658 miles [10,715 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,534 miles [7,296.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sedan ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Sedan.

While the name Sedan is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Sedan, Wilcox County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Wilcox County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Sedan, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Appanoose County

Our profile page for Sedan, Appanoose County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the West Northwest

Kansas

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Sedan, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the West

Phillips County

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

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Minnesota

Pope County

Our profile page for Sedan, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Douglas County

Our profile page for Sedan, Douglas County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the West

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Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Sedan, Gallatin County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,692 miles [2,723 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Sedan, Nuckolls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the West

Scotts Bluff County

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

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New Mexico

Union County

Our profile page for Sedan, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,354 miles [2,179.1 km] to the West

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Ohio

Scioto County

Our profile page for Sedan, Scioto County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West

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Oklahoma

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Sedan, Kiowa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Northumberland County

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

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Texas

Gonzales County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sedan ...

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.

Bubbling Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Sedan   [Map]
Frenchburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
High View   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Hooks Mills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hunters Valley (VA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kirby   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shanks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Yellow Spring   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sedan. 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 that begins in Sedan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sedan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sedan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2351, Longitude: -78.5733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sedan 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 Sedan 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 308.784 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.507 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.24 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 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 Sedan 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>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 Sedan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sedan.



 
 
 

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