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The location of South Park









Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From South Park to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Park 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 Park and extending to:

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from South Park 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 5 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 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,029 miles [9,702.7 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 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,618 miles [7,432 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named South Park ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name South Park.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named South Park. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 25 communities in the United States - with 27 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


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for South Park, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Southwest.

Monongalia County

Our profile page for South Park, Monongalia County   [Map]

Distance: About 42 miles [67.6 km] to the North Northeast.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for South Park, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Southwest.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for South Park, Los Angeles County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Riverside County

Our profile page for South Park, Riverside County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the West.

San Diego County

Our profile page for South Park, San Diego County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km] to the West.

Sonoma County

Our profile page for South Park, Sonoma County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Sonoma County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for South Park, Cook County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kane County

Our profile page for South Park, Kane County   [Map]

Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the West Northwest.

Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for South Park, Kosciusko County   [Map]

Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for South Park, Johnson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wyandotte County

Our profile page for South Park, Wyandotte County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wyandotte County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for South Park, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the West.

Louisiana

Caddo Parish

Our profile page for South Park, Caddo Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Caddo Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for South Park, Rapides Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Rapides Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Michigan

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for South Park, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 285 miles [458.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Minnesota

Dakota County

Our profile page for South Park, Dakota County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Dakota County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for South Park, Burlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East.

New York

Erie County

Our profile page for South Park, Erie County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Erie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for South Park, Cuyahoga County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cuyahoga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for South Park, Montgomery County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wyandot County

Our profile page for South Park, Wyandot County   [Map]

Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the Northwest.

South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for South Park, Darlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the South.

Florence County

Our profile page for South Park, Florence County   [Map]

Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the South.

Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for South Park, Harris County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Harris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for South Park, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,156 miles [3,469.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Wyoming

Teton County

Our profile page for South Park, Teton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Park ...

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.

Berlin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of South Park   [Map]

Butchersville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Deanville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fisher Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Goodhope   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hickory Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Homeland   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Jane Lew   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Lightburn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lost Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rider   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Shady Brook   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sheets Mills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Valley Chapel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Lewis County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- South Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1068, Longitude: -80.3940     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Park 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 South Park 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 309.888 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.744 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.074 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 South Park 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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