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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Southside to Point Pleasant, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East (E). Driving 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 6,110 miles [9,833.1 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 6,827 miles [10,987 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,702 miles [7,567.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southside ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Southside.

While the name Southside is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Southside, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Southside, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Independence County

Our profile page for Southside, Independence County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the West Southwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Southside, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Southside, Broward County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Broward County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lake County

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

Polk County

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

Sarasota County

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

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Georgia

Chatham County

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

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Idaho

Ada County

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

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Louisiana

Lafayette Parish

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

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Mississippi

Sunflower County

Our profile page for Southside, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Southside, Saint Louis County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Saint Louis County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Southside, Colfax County
This community is historic.
Although located in Colfax County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Southside   [Map]
Distance: About 1,561 miles [2,512.2 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Henderson County

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Southside, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the South

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Southside, Hamilton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oregon

Lane County

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

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Southside, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

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

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Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for Southside, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the West Southwest

Maury County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Southside, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Richmond City

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Southside ...

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.

Ash   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Southside   [Map]
Buffalo   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Chestnut   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Couch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fivemile   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Gunville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Indian Village   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Leon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Pliny   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Pondlick   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Robertsburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Tribble   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7168, Longitude: -81.9687     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southside 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 Southside 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 310.859 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.793 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.892 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 Southside 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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<8>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 Southside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Southside.