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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Sod, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sod and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Sod:
    • 38.244077, -81.876067
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Sod
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sod ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • East [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East
    • East [Lincoln County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sod
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fork Junction [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fork Junction
    • Fork Junction [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sod
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fork Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fork Junction
  • Forks of Coal [Kanawha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forks of Coal
    • Forks of Coal [Kanawha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Sod
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forks of Coal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forks of Coal
  • Horse Creek Junction [Boone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Creek Junction
    • Horse Creek Junction [Boone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Sod
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Creek Junction
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    • Irene [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
      • Irene [Lincoln County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Sod
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
    • Julian [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julian
      • Julian [Boone County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Sod
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Julian
    • Layville [Boone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Layville
      • Layville [Boone County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Sod
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Layville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Layville
    • River Bend [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Bend
      • River Bend [Kanawha County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Sod
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Bend
    • Sun Valley [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Kanawha County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Sod
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Tornado [Kanawha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornado
      • Tornado [Kanawha County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Sod
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tornado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tornado

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 Sod. 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.

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    • Dagmar     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Yawkey (West Virginia) on Tueday November 29, 1921 and died in Ceredo (West Virginia) on Tueday October 9, 2001 at the age of 79. She is buried at Woodmere Memorial Park (Cabell County, West Virginia).
      • Yawkey is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Sod.
      • Ceredo is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the west of Sod.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dagmar<3>
    • Conchata Galen Ferrell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Loudendale (West Virginia) on Sunday March 28, 1943 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Monday October 12, 2020 at the age of 77. She is buried at Forest Cemetery (Pickaway County, Ohio).
      • Loudendale is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Sod.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Conchata Galen Ferrell<3>
    • Joseph Gilliam     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Friday December 29, 1950 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Monday December 25, 2000 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Charleston is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Sod.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Gilliam<3>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
    • Allison Hayes     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 46.
      • Charleston is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Sod.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<3>
    • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs     (Social reformer)
      • Social reformer. She was born in Malden (West Virginia) on Saturday October 2, 1875 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Sunday December 22, 1935 at the age of 60. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Malden is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Sod.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<3>
    • Chuck Yeager     (Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer)
      • Aviation pioneer, Air Force officer. He was born in Myra (West Virginia) on Tueday February 13, 1923 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday December 7, 2020 at the age of 97. We don't have any burial details.
      • Myra is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Sod.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Yeager<3>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Sod and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hamlin, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sod to Hamlin, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 265 miles [426.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,128 miles [9,862.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,842 miles [11,011.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,718 miles [7,592.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Lincoln County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sod. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sod) 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 Sod. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sod. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2441, Longitude: -81.8761    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Sod to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.811 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.669 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.002 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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