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Sugar Valley, West Virginia
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Sugar Valley 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 Sugar Valley 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 Valley to:

  • Saint Marys [Map], which is the Seat of Pleasants County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 79 miles [127.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sugar Valley 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 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,043 miles [9,725.3 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 6,760 miles [10,879.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,635 miles [7,459.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sugar Valley ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Sugar Valley.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Sugar Valley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 4 communities in the United States - with 5 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


Gordon County

Our profile page for Sugar Valley, Gordon County   [Map]
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the Southwest


Carroll County

Our profile page for Sugar Valley, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East


Preble County

Our profile page for Sugar Valley, Preble County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the West


Matagorda County

Our profile page for Sugar Valley, Matagorda County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sugar Valley ...

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.

Algeria (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Sugar Valley   [Map]
Beavertown (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Bens Run   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Cloverdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Crisp (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Falls Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Federal (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Long Reach   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Meadville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Point Lookout   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Raven Rock   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Spring Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Twiggs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Union Mills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Wasp   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Sugar Valley. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard
  Suffragette. She was born in Woodsfield (Ohio) on Friday November 10, 1826 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday March 1, 1912 at an age of 85. She was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Woodsfield [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Sugar Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard<7>
August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Sugar Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugar Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4195, Longitude: -81.0871     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sugar Valley 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 Valley 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 310.30 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.261 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.272 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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