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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Middlebourne [Map], which is the Seat of Tyler County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sistersville 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 6 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 216 miles [347.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four 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 6,033 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,626 miles [7,444.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sistersville ...

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Sistersville, Armstrong County   [Map]
Distance: About 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sistersville ...

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.

Alexis (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Sistersville   [Map]
Centerview (OH) (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dairy (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Everett   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fly (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Fly Ferry (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Friendly   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glass (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Grandview (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Stringtown (OH) (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Trail Run (OH) (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sistersville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sistersville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sistersville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5598, Longitude: -80.9987     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sistersville 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 Sistersville 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 310.241 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.215 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.185 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sistersville.