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Introduction ...

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

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Sellers once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sellers to:

  • Buckhannon [Map], which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sellers to Charleston, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 169 miles [272 km] to the East (E). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,031 miles [9,706 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,619 miles [7,433.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sellers ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Sellers.

While the name Sellers is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sellers, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Southwest


Champaign County

Our profile page for Sellers, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the West Northwest


Saint Charles Parish

Our profile page for Sellers, Saint Charles Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Southwest


Hancock County

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

Pearl River County

Our profile page for Sellers, Pearl River County   [Map]
Distance: About 772 miles [1,242.4 km] to the Southwest

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Lewis County

Our profile page for Sellers, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 617 miles [993 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

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

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Lancaster County

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

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South Carolina

Marion County

Our profile page for Sellers, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the South

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sellers ...

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.

Carter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Sellers   [Map]
Evergreen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
French Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Gale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hemlock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Imperial   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Ivy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Queens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sand Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tenmile   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sellers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Sellers. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sellers) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sellers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8732, Longitude: -80.1926     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sellers have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Sellers to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.775 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.58 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.068 degrees.

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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 Sellers 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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