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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 48 miles [77.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Shadyside to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,066 miles [9,762.3 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 6,779 miles [10,909.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,655 miles [7,491.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shadyside ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Shadyside.

While the name Shadyside is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Shadyside, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 490 miles [788.6 km] to the Southwest

Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Shadyside, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the Southwest

Michigan

Hillsdale County

Our profile page for Shadyside, Hillsdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Northwest

Missouri

Saint Louis County

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

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Ohio

Belmont County

Our profile page for Shadyside, Belmont County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the North

Columbiana County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Shadyside, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Northampton County

Our profile page for Shadyside, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shadyside ...

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.

Bison   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Shadyside   [Map]
Chapel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Dingy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Frametown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gassaway   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Home   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Little Birch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Little Otter   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mark (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadville (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Middle Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Progress (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Strange Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tesla   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Twistville (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shadyside. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Shadyside. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shadyside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shadyside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6512, Longitude: -80.8165     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shadyside 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 Shadyside 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 310.159 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.985 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.412 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 Shadyside 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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