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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Sharon Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sharon Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Sharon Heights to Williamson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 279 miles [449 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,158 miles [9,910.3 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 6,870 miles [11,056.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,745 miles [7,636.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sharon Heights ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Sharon Heights.

While the name Sharon Heights is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

California

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Sharon Heights, San Mateo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,187 miles [3,519.6 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sharon Heights, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the South Southwest

Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Sharon Heights, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the East Northeast

Ohio

Franklin County

Our profile page for Sharon Heights, Franklin County
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sharon Heights ...

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.

Christian   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Sharon Heights   [Map]
Crystal Block   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Emmett   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gilbert   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Gilbert Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greenville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Horsepen (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Justice   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Landville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Sarah Ann   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Slabtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Sharon Heights. 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.

Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Sharon Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<7>

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sharon Heights. 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 'straight-line' distance from Sharon Heights. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sharon Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6379, Longitude: -81.9371     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sharon Heights 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 Sharon Heights 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 310.856 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.631 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.219 degrees.

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<7>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sharon Heights.



 
 
 

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