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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Sidney to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,156 miles [9,907.1 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 6,872 miles [11,059.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,747 miles [7,639.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sidney ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Sidney.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Sidney. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 37 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Marshall County

Our profile page for Sidney, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the Southwest

Mobile County

Our profile page for Sidney, Mobile County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Sharp County

Our profile page for Sidney, Sharp County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sidney   [Map]
Distance: About 2,148 miles [3,456.9 km] to the Northwest

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Colorado

Elbert County

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

Routt County

Our profile page for Sidney, Routt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Hillsborough County

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

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Georgia

Oconee County

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

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Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Sidney, Champaign County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Sidney, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Fremont County

Our profile page for Sidney, Fremont County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Finney County

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

Greeley County

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

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Sidney, 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.

Ness County

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

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Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Sidney, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 37 miles [59.5 km] to the South

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Sidney, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Sidney   [Map]
Distance: About 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km] to the Northwest

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Michigan

Montcalm County

Our profile page for Sidney, Montcalm County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Missouri

Putnam County

Our profile page for Sidney, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Montana

Chouteau County

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

Dawson County

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Sidney, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Cheyenne County

Our profile page for Sidney, Cheyenne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,106 miles [1,779.9 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Sidney, Hunterdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Delaware County

Our profile page for Sidney, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Beaufort County

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

Columbus County

Our profile page for Sidney, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

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

Towner County

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

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Ohio

Shelby County

Our profile page for Sidney, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Marion County

Our profile page for Sidney, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Sidney, Indiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Colleton County

Our profile page for Sidney, Colleton County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the South Southeast

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Texas

Comanche County

Our profile page for Sidney, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Kitsap County

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

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Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Sidney, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sidney ...

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.

Centerville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Sidney   [Map]
Crockett   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Echo   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Effie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fort Gay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Greenwood (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Mineral Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Quaker   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Saltpetre   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sidney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1570, Longitude: -82.4727     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sidney 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 Sidney 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 311.176 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.072 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.287 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 Sidney 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sidney.



 
 
 

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