RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Sullivan, West Virginia
(Raleigh County)

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities

The location of Sullivan

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
 
Click here for an interactive map for Sullivan
and the surrounding area.
 
 
 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
West Virginia
 
The Commemorative Quarter for West Virginia

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Beckley [Map], which is the Seat of Raleigh County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 50 miles [80.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Sullivan to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,124 miles [9,855.6 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 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,710 miles [7,580 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sullivan ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Sullivan.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Sullivan. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 31 communities in the United States and Canada - with 29 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

Jump ahead to ...

 AlabamaIllinoisMissouriOntario
 ArizonaIndianaMontanaPennsylvania
 ArkansasKansasNebraskaQuebec
 British ColumbiaKentuckyNew HampshireSouth Dakota
 CaliforniaMaineNew YorkTexas
 ColoradoMichiganOhioVirginia
    Wisconsin

Alabama

Escambia County

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

Arizona

Yavapai County

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

Arkansas

Scott County

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sullivan   [Map]
Distance: About 2,198 miles [3,537.3 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,061 miles [3,316.9 km] to the West

Sutter County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Sutter County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,171 miles [3,493.9 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Illinois

Moultrie County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Moultrie County   [Map]
Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Kansas

Harper County

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

Jackson County

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

Marshall County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

Kentucky

Union County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the West

- Return to top

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Michigan

Muskegon County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Muskegon County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the North Northwest

- Return to top

Missouri

Franklin County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the West

- Return to top

Montana

Glacier County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Glacier County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,761 miles [2,834.1 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top

Nebraska

Hayes County

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

- Return to top

New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Northeast

- Return to top

Ohio

Ashland County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Ashland County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the North Northwest

- Return to top

Ontario

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

- Return to top

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

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

Tioga County

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

- Return to top

Quebec

Our profile page for Sullivan   [Map]
Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the North Northeast

- Return to top

South Dakota

Jerauld County

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

- Return to top

Texas

Guadalupe County

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

- Return to top

Virginia

Greene County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 145 miles [233.4 km] to the East Northeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the East Northeast

- Return to top

Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the Northwest

La Crosse County

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

- Return to top

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sullivan ...

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.

Affinity   -   Less than 2 miles to the West of Sullivan   [Map]
Beaver   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Big Stick   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Blue Jay   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cedar   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coal City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Crab Orchard   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Daniels   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Glen View   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jonben   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lillybrook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Princewick   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spangler Factory (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Winding Gulf   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Woodpeck   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Sullivan. 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.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Sullivan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Raleigh County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sullivan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7037, Longitude: -81.1943     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sullivan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Sullivan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.409 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.129 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.884 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Sullivan 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.

- Return to Citation

<8>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 Sullivan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<9>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: findagrave.com.

- Return to Citation


For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sullivan.