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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • West Union [Map], which is the Seat of Doddridge County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Sugar Camp 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 197 miles [317 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,035 miles [9,712.4 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,625 miles [7,443.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sugar Camp ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Sugar Camp.

While the name Sugar Camp is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sugar Camp   [Map]
Distance: About 1,079 miles [1,736.5 km] to the East Northeast

Wisconsin

Oneida County

Our profile page for Sugar Camp, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugar Camp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2409, Longitude: -80.6934     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sugar Camp 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 Sugar Camp 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 310.066 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.967 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.159 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sugar Camp.