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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from South Madison to Charleston, 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 264 miles [424.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,134 miles [9,871.7 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 6,847 miles [11,019.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,722 miles [7,599.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named South Madison ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name South Madison.

While the name South Madison is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Ohio

Lake County

Our profile page for South Madison, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the North

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for South Madison, Dane County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Madison ...

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.

Danville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest of South Madison   [Map]
Greenview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Havana   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Low Gap   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Price Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Turtle Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Turtletown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 South Madison. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  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 an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of South Madison

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<7>

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Madison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Madison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Madison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0534, Longitude: -81.8061     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Madison have been estimated.

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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 South Madison 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 310.772 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.596 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.033 degrees.

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<7>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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for South Madison.