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Stickney, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Stickney to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stickney to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stickney to Beckley, 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.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 31 miles [49.9 km] to the North (N). 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 252 miles [405.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 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 6,129 miles [9,863.7 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 6,841 miles [11,009.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,717 miles [7,591.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stickney ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Stickney.

While the name Stickney is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Cook County

Our profile page for Stickney, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the Northwest


Barton County

Our profile page for Stickney, Barton County   [Map]
Distance: About 937 miles [1,508 km] to the West


Maries County

Our profile page for Stickney, Maries County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the West

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Stickney   [Map]
Distance: About 921 miles [1,482.2 km] to the Northeast

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Lucas County

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

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McKean County

Our profile page for Stickney, McKean County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Aurora County

Our profile page for Stickney, Aurora County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Stickney ...

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.

Bald Knob   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West of Stickney   [Map]
Dorothy   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Dry Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elk Run Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Friendly View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Greenwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Janie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Leevale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Packsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pineknob   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocklick   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sundial   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Twilight   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Stickney. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stickney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stickney. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9015, Longitude: -81.5276     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stickney 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 Stickney 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 310.606 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.384 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.962 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Stickney 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stickney.