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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Hamlin [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Sheridan to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,856 miles [11,033.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,732 miles [7,615.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sheridan ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Sheridan.

While the name Sheridan is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the West Southwest

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Placer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,097 miles [3,374.8 km] to the West Northwest

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Sonoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,192 miles [3,527.7 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the South

Lake County

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

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Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Sheridan, La Salle County   [Map]
Distance: About 411 miles [661.4 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the West Northwest

LaPorte County

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

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Iowa

Poweshiek County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Poweshiek County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Greenwood County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Greenwood County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sedgwick County

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

Sheridan County

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

Wallace County

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

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Kentucky

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Crittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Washington Parish

Our profile page for Sheridan, Washington Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 909 miles [1,462.9 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Allegany County

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

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Michigan

Barry County

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

Montcalm County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Montcalm County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Worth County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Garfield County

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

Wheeler County

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

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Nevada

Douglas County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Douglas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,017 miles [3,246 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

San Miguel County

Our profile page for Sheridan, San Miguel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,283 miles [2,064.8 km] to the West

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Northwest

Putnam County

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

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Oklahoma

Comanche County

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

Kingfisher County

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

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Oregon

Yamhill County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Yamhill County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,152 miles [3,463.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Cambria County

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

Lebanon County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Lebanon County   [Map]
Distance: About 351 miles [564.9 km] to the East Northeast

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Schuylkill County   [Map]
Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Colleton County

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

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South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Pennington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Colorado County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Colorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the West Southwest

Houston County

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

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,582 miles [2,546 km] to the West Northwest

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,117 miles [3,407 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Waupaca County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Waupaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Sheridan, Sheridan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sheridan ...

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.

Bradyville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Sheridan   [Map]
Branchland   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Jenks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Kinder (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Minerva   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Redwing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rockville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Salt Rock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Sarah   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.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 'straight-line' distance from Sheridan. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sheridan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sheridan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2404, Longitude: -82.1985     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sheridan 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 Sheridan 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 311.008 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.892 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.143 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Sheridan 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 Sheridan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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