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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Sterling once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sterling to:

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sterling to Madison, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 255 miles [410.4 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 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,125 miles [9,857.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,838 miles [11,004.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,713 miles [7,584.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sterling ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sterling.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Sterling. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Sterling, Cherokee County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the Southwest

Alaska

Our profile page for Sterling   [Map]
Distance: About 3,281 miles [5,280.3 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Yavapai County

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

Arkansas

Chicot County

Our profile page for Sterling, Chicot County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Sterling, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Sterling, Windham County   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sterling, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the South

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Sterling, Miami-Dade County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Miami-Dade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Georgia

Glynn County

Our profile page for Sterling, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the South

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Sterling, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Sterling, Whiteside County   [Map]
Distance: About 495 miles [796.6 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Fountain County

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

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Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Logan County

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

Rice County

Our profile page for Sterling, Rice County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for Sterling, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Southwest

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Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Sterling, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Arenac County

Our profile page for Sterling, Arenac County   [Map]
Distance: About 426 miles [685.6 km] to the North Northwest

Macomb County

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

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Mississippi

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Sterling, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for Sterling, Howell County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Sterling, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Johnson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Sterling, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sterling, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the South

Robeson County

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

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North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Sterling, Burleigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sterling   [Map]
Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Meigs County

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Comanche County

Our profile page for Sterling, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the West

Woods County

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

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Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Sterling, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Claiborne County

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

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Texas

Robertson County

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

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Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Sterling, Sanpete County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Sterling, Loudoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Sterling, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Clark County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sterling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Sterling. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sterling) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1176, Longitude: -81.6571     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterling have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Sterling to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.681 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.501 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.948 degrees.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sterling.