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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Sharon 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 Sharon 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 to:

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sharon to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,114 miles [9,839.5 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 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,702 miles [7,567.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sharon ...

We have found 54 communities that share the name Sharon.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Sharon. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 53 communities in the United States and Canada - with 53 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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California

Madera County

Our profile page for Sharon, Madera County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,101 miles [3,381.2 km] to the West

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Sharon, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the East Northeast

Florida

Clay County

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

Georgia

Taliaferro County

Our profile page for Sharon, Taliaferro County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the South Southwest

Telfair County

Our profile page for Sharon, Telfair County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Bear Lake County

Our profile page for Sharon, Bear Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Henry County

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

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Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Sharon, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Appanoose County

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

Audubon County

Our profile page for Sharon, Audubon County   [Map]
Distance: About 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the West Northwest

Lee County

Our profile page for Sharon, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Barber County

Our profile page for Sharon, Barber County   [Map]
Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the West

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Bracken County

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

Fayette County

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

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Louisiana

Claiborne Parish

Our profile page for Sharon, Claiborne Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Sharon, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Sharon, Norfolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 606 miles [975.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Sharon, Kalkaska County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Le Sueur County

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

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Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Sharon, Jones County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Southwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Sharon, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Polk County

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Sharon, Saline County   [Map]
Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the West

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New Hampshire

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sharon, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Sharon, Monmouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Dutchess County

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

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Sharon, Schoharie County   [Map]
Distance: About 482 miles [775.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Camden County

Our profile page for Sharon, Camden County   [Map]
Distance: About 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East Southeast

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Sharon, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the South

Iredell County

Our profile page for Sharon, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the South

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Sharon, Lenoir County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the Southeast

Mecklenburg County

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

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North Dakota

Steele County

Our profile page for Sharon, Steele County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Franklin County

Our profile page for Sharon, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the North Northwest

Hamilton County

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

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sharon, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Northwest

Morgan County

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

Noble County

Our profile page for Sharon, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 109 miles [175.4 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Woodward County

Our profile page for Sharon, Woodward County   [Map]
Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the West

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

Mercer County

Our profile page for Sharon, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Abbeville County

Our profile page for Sharon, Abbeville County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the South Southwest

York County

Our profile page for Sharon, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Henderson County

Our profile page for Sharon, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West Southwest

Weakley County

Our profile page for Sharon, Weakley County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Hardin County

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

Smith County

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

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Sharon, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Sharon, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Grays Harbor County

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

Spokane County

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

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Sharon, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sharon ...

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.

Cabin Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Sharon   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Coalburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Crown Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dry Branch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Gallagher   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Glasgow   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hollygrove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
London   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Monarch   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Standard   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Sharon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 from Sharon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sharon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1595, Longitude: -81.4471     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sharon 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 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 310.553 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.361 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.845 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 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 Sharon 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 Sharon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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