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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sunrise to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sunrise to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Sunrise 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East (E). 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 6,067 miles [9,763.9 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 6,784 miles [10,917.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,659 miles [7,497.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunrise ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sunrise.

While the name Sunrise is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Talladega County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the Southwest

Alaska

Our profile page for Sunrise   [Map]
Distance: About 3,176 miles [5,111.3 km] to the Northwest

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the West

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Sunrise, White County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,031 miles [3,268.6 km] to the West

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Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Broward County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the South

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the South

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Sarasota County   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the South

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Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Sunrise, La Salle County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in La Salle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Sunrise, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Southwest

West Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Sunrise, West Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the East

Carroll County

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

Frederick County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the East

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Minnesota

Chisago County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Chisago County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Forrest County

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Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the Southwest

Leake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Barry County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the West

Dunklin County

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Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Merrick County

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

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North Carolina

Wayne County

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

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Nova Scotia

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Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the Southwest

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Oklahoma

Okfuskee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okfuskee County   [Map]
Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the West Southwest

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the West Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 170 miles [273.6 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Grainger County

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

Hickman County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the Southwest

Knox County

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Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the South Southwest

Macon County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Macon County   [Map]
Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Sunrise, 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.

Falls County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the West Southwest

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hidalgo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km] to the Southwest

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Sunrise, San Augustine County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,602 miles [2,578.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the Southeast

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Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Pierce County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Platte County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the West Northwest

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunrise. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2706, Longitude: -81.5037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunrise 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 Sunrise 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 310.561 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.535 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.506 degrees.

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<7>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 Sunrise, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunrise.