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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Ripley [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sherman to Ripley, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the South (S). 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,090 miles [9,800.9 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 6,806 miles [10,953.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,682 miles [7,534.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherman ...

We have found 46 communities that share the name Sherman.

While the name Sherman is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 46 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 Sherman, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Sumter County

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

Alaska

Our profile page for Sherman
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.

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Sherman, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,130 miles [3,427.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Eagle County

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

Hinsdale County

Our profile page for Sherman, Hinsdale County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,385 miles [2,228.9 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Sherman, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Okeechobee County

Our profile page for Sherman, Okeechobee County   [Map]
Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the South

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Idaho

Kootenai County

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

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Sherman, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the West

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Indiana

Randolph County

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

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Iowa

Hardin County

Our profile page for Sherman, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the West Northwest

Poweshiek County

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

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Kansas

Allen County

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

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Sherman, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the West

Johnson County

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

Leavenworth County

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

Linn County

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

Nemaha County

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

Reno County

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

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Sherman, 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.

Wilson County

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

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Kentucky

Grant County

Our profile page for Sherman, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the West

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Sherman, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the Northeast

Penobscot County

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

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Michigan

Allegan County

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

Wexford County

Our profile page for Sherman, Wexford County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Minnesota

Blue Earth County

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

McLeod County

Our profile page for Sherman, McLeod County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Sherman, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Linn County

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

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Sherman, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Furnas County

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

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Sherman, Elko County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,795 miles [2,888.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Sherman, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,518 miles [2,443 km] to the West

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New York

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Sherman, Chautauqua County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Ashtabula County

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

Huron County

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

Richland County

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

Summit County

Our profile page for Sherman, Summit County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sherman, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Minnehaha County

Our profile page for Sherman, Minnehaha County   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Grayson County

Our profile page for Sherman, Grayson County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sherman, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,925 miles [3,098 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Portage County

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

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Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Sherman, Albany County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,253 miles [2,016.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherman ...

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.

Bald Knobs (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Sherman   [Map]
Cuba   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Great Bend (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hills Crossing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Neptune   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Polk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ravenswood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Ravenswood Ferry (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Shade River (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Skull Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Spiller (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Willow Grove (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sherman. 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' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Sherman. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sherman) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherman. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9917, Longitude: -81.7618     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherman 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 Sherman 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 310.726 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.682 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.712 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 Sherman 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 Sherman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sherman.



 
 
 

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