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(Randolph County)

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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 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:

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Sullivan 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 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East (E). 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 6,016 miles [9,681.8 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 6,728 miles [10,827.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,603 miles [7,407.8 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

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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 2,211 miles [3,558.3 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Kern County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,124 miles [3,418.2 km] to the West

Sutter County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Sutter County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,219 miles [3,571.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Arapahoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,334 miles [2,146.9 km] to the West

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Illinois

Moultrie County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Moultrie County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the West

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Indiana

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West

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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 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Union County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 448 miles [721 km] to the West

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Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Muskegon County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Muskegon County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Franklin County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Glacier County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Glacier County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,772 miles [2,851.8 km] to the Northwest

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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.

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New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Cheshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Madison County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Ashland County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Ashland County   [Map]
Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the Northwest

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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.

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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.

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Quebec

Our profile page for Sullivan   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the North

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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.

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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.

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Virginia

Greene County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the East Southeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Wisconsin

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sullivan, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 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.

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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.

Aggregates   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Sullivan   [Map]
Beverly   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Crystal Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Fisher (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Gage   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Harpertown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jeff Scotts (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Junior   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leadsville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lonetree (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lumber (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mabie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadows   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Read   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Roaring Creek Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Weaver   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Sullivan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Sullivan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 38.9073, Longitude: -79.8698     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sullivan 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 Sullivan 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 309.578 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.362 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.916 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 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.

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<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.

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<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.

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