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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Sherwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sherwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Sherwood to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 196 miles [315.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 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 6,033 miles [9,709.2 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 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,623 miles [7,440 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sherwood ...

We have found 52 communities that share the name Sherwood.

While the name Sherwood is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 52 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Mobile County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the Southwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Maricopa County

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

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Pulaski County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Mendocino County

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

Monterey County

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

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Colorado

Eagle County

Our profile page for Sherwood, 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.

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the South

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Georgia

Clayton County

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

Richmond County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the South

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Illinois

Cook County

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

Stark County

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

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Indiana

Jennings County

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

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Iowa

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Smith County

Our profile page for Sherwood, 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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Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for Sherwood, Catahoula Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Southwest

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Manitoba

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

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Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Baltimore County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East

Talbot County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East

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Michigan

Branch County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Branch County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Choctaw County

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

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Missouri

Barton County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Barton County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the West

Clark County

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

Jasper County

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

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Nebraska

Franklin County

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

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Nevada

Eureka County

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

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

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

Watauga County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Watauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the South Southwest

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North Dakota

Renville County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Renville County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sherwood   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Defiance County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Defiance County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the Northwest

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West

Stark County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Stark County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 115 miles [185.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

McCurtain County

Our profile page for Sherwood, McCurtain County   [Map]
Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sherwood
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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Oregon

Washington County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Elk County

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

Jefferson County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Sherwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Clark County

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

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Tennessee

Franklin County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Brazoria County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Brazoria County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the Southwest

Irion County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Irion County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Rockbridge County

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

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Washington

Stevens County

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

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Wisconsin

Calumet County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Calumet County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the Northwest

Clark County

Our profile page for Sherwood, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sherwood ...

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.

Big Battle (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Sherwood   [Map]
Blandville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flint   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Industrial   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Long Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Market   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Middle Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sugar Camp   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2795, Longitude: -80.6776     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood 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 Sherwood 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 310.055 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.96 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.139 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 Sherwood 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 Sherwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sherwood.