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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Moundsville [Map], which is the Seat of Marshall County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 124 miles [199.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sherrard to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 208 miles [334.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,001 miles [9,657.7 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 6,719 miles [10,813.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,594 miles [7,393.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherrard ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Illinois

Mercer County

Our profile page for Sherrard, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 522 miles [840.1 km] to the West Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherrard ...

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.

Cedar Rocks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Sherrard   [Map]
Echo Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Eden   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Limestone   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Moundsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mozart   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mozart Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Shadyside (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Twilight   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Valley Camp   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Vineyard Hills   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Sherrard. 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.

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Sherrard

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<7>
 
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Sherrard

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherrard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9873, Longitude: -80.6759     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherrard 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 Sherrard 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 310.027 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.034 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.892 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 Sherrard.



 
 
 

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