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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Sun 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 Sun 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 Sun Valley to:

  • Clarksburg [Map], which is the Seat of Harrison County, lies just to the East.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Sun 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 6 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 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,023 miles [9,693.1 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 6,738 miles [10,843.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,613 miles [7,423.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sun Valley ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Sun Valley.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Sun Valley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 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


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 80 miles [128.7 km] to the North

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 97 miles [156.1 km] to the Southwest


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 521 miles [838.5 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Gila County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,731 miles [2,785.8 km] to the West

Navajo County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km] to the West

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sun Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 2,169 miles [3,490.7 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km] to the West

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Florida

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the South

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Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the South Southwest

Cobb County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Cobb County   [Map]
Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the South Southwest

Fulton County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Blaine County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Blaine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,766 miles [2,842.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the East

Carroll County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East

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Nevada

Washoe County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Washoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,080 miles [3,347.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Nash County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Nash County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the West Northwest

Franklin County

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

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Pennsylvania

Monroe County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Sun Valley   [Map]
Distance: About 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Putnam County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

El Paso County

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

Harris County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the West Southwest

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the Southwest

Lamar County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Lamar County   [Map]
Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the East

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Sun Valley, Roanoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the South

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sun 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.

Chestnut Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Sun Valley   [Map]
Glen Falls   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Goodhope   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Gore   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Industrial   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Katy Lick   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Lake Floyd   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Liberty   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Marshville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Nutter Fort   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Olive   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rosebud   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Summit Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Wolf Summit   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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About Harrison County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.harrisoncountywv.com/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2773, Longitude: -80.4373     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sun 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 Sun 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 309.908 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.793 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.034 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 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 Sun Valley 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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This page was last modified: 15 Sep 2018
By John Hall