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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Weston [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Sunset Acres 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 5 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 186 miles [299.3 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 6,035 miles [9,712.4 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 6,749 miles [10,861.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,625 miles [7,443.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunset Acres ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Sunset Acres.

While the name Sunset Acres is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Marshall County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the Southwest

Alberta

Our profile page for Sunset Acres   [Map]
Distance: About 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the Northwest

Georgia

Floyd County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Southwest

Kansas

Butler County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the West

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Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 174 miles [280 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Nebraska

Colfax County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Colfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the South Southeast

Onslow County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Onslow County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the South Southeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the South Southeast

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Nova Scotia

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Florence County   [Map]
Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the South

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Greenwood County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the South Southwest

York County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Greene County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Southwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Webb County

Our profile page for Sunset Acres, Webb County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,336 miles [2,150.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset Acres ...

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.

Butchersville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Sunset Acres   [Map]
Deanville   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Fisher Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Freemansburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hickory Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Homewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Lightburn   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pricetown   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Quiet Dale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shady Brook   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Valley Chapel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Lewis County

About West Virginia

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunset Acres. 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Sunset Acres. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0470, Longitude: -80.4965     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Acres 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 Sunset Acres 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 309.953 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.809 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.14 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 Sunset Acres 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunset Acres.