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Sugar Valley, West Virginia
(Preston County)

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The location of Sugar Valley

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 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 and extending to:

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sugar Valley to Kingwood, with an average speed<2> 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 137 miles [220.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 147 miles [236.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,975 miles [9,615.8 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 6,690 miles [10,766.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,565 miles [7,346.7 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 457 miles [735.5 km] to the Southwest.


Carroll County

Our profile page for Sugar Valley, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the East.


Preble County

Our profile page for Sugar Valley, Preble County   [Map]

Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the West.


Matagorda County

Our profile page for Sugar Valley, Matagorda County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the West Southwest.

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.

Bull Run   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Sugar Valley   [Map]

Cranesville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Florence (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Herring   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hopewell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Laurel Run   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Little Sandy   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Rockville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Valley Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [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.

John Dickson Carr

Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 70. He was buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina) [Map].

Uniontown [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Sugar Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<7>

Ralph Chambers

Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at an age of 76. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Uniontown [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Sugar Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)

Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Sugar Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts

Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Sugar Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster

Matt McHugh     (Matthew McHugh)

Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at an age of 77.

Connellsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Sugar Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Preston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6112, Longitude: -79.6400     [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 309.409 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.275 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.567 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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