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Sharples, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sharples to Logan, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 31 miles [49.9 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 just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 267 miles [429.7 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 6,141 miles [9,883 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 6,853 miles [11,028.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,729 miles [7,610.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sharples ...

While the name Sharples is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Lucas County

Our profile page for Sharples, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sharples ...

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.

Blair   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of Sharples   [Map]
Clothier   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Coal Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Ethel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Five Block   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Freeze Fork   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greenview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Havana   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Kelly   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Sodom   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sovereign   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Spruce Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Stark   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharples. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9204, Longitude: -81.8293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sharples 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 Sharples 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 310.788 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.594 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.085 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sharples.