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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sims to Lewisburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 52 miles [83.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,097 miles [9,812.2 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 6,807 miles [10,954.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,683 miles [7,536.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sims ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Sims.

While the name Sims is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Sims, Mississippi County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sims, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the West Southwest

California

Shasta County

Our profile page for Sims, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,203 miles [3,545.4 km] to the West Northwest

Georgia

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Sims, Lowndes County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lowndes County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sims, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West

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Indiana

Bartholomew County

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

Grant County

Our profile page for Sims, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Attala County

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

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Missouri

Butler County

Our profile page for Sims, Butler County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Wilson County

Our profile page for Sims, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

Morton County

Our profile page for Sims, Morton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Sims   [Map]
Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Richland County

Our profile page for Sims, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Wayne County

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

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Texas

Brazos County

Our profile page for Sims, Brazos County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sims ...

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.

Beelick Knob   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest of Sims   [Map]
Crag   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dennis   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Elton   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Farmdale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Honeydew (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Lawn   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Lilly Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Maplewood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Maywood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadow Bridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Orient Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ravenseye   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sturgeon Branch (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sims. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9434, Longitude: -80.8018     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sims 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 Sims 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 310.168 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.89 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.64 degrees.

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<7>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 Sims, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Sims 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 Sims.



 
 
 

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