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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Sulphur Springs to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full 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 283 miles [455.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,156 miles [9,907.1 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 6,869 miles [11,054.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,745 miles [7,636.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sulphur Springs ...

We have found 60 communities that share the name Sulphur Springs.

While the name Sulphur Springs is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 60 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Blount County

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

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the Southwest

Cullman County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Cullman County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Southwest

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Southwest

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the Southwest

Madison County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the Southwest

Mobile County

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

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Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Ashley County   [Map]
Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the West Southwest

Benton County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the West

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the West Southwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the West

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the West Southwest

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the West Southwest

Yell County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Yell County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the West

Solano County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Solano County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,164 miles [3,482.6 km] to the West Northwest

Ventura County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Ventura County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,062 miles [3,318.5 km] to the West

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the South

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Georgia

Dade County

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

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Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, La Salle County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Northwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Williamson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the West

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Indiana

Crawford County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the West

Henry County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Buena Vista County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Buena Vista County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Cloud County

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

Wallace County

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

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Kentucky

Ohio County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the West

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Michigan

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Van Buren County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Madison County

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

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Missouri

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the West

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New Mexico

Sandoval County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Sandoval County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the West

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New York

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Northeast

Madison County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the South

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Cleveland County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the South

Montgomery County

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

Surry County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Surry County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Allen County

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

Crawford County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the North

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 49 miles [78.9 km] to the North Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the North

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Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,198 miles [3,537.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bedford County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Northeast

Perry County

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

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Tennessee

Anderson County

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

Cheatham County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Cheatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the West Southwest

Decatur County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Decatur County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the West Southwest

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the South Southwest

Hickman County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Hickman County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the West Southwest

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Southwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the Southwest

Maury County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Maury County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the West Southwest

McNairy County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, McNairy County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the West Southwest

Pickett County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Pickett County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the West Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the South Southwest

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Texas

Angelina County

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

Hopkins County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County   [Map]
Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the West Southwest

Rusk County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Rusk County   [Map]
Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Sulphur Springs, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the Southwest

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Washington

Lewis County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sulphur Springs ...

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.

Black Bottom   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East of Sulphur Springs   [Map]
Diamond   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Dog Patch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Frogtown   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Hedgeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Monitor   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Parsley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pine Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Scarlet   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Shamrock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Trace Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Logan County

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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 beginning in Sulphur Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sulphur Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8309, Longitude: -82.1029     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur Springs 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 Sulphur Springs 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 310.955 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.772 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.229 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Sulphur Springs 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 Sulphur Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sulphur Springs.