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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Sunset Court 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 Sunset Court 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 Court to:

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 34 miles [54.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Sunset Court to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 277 miles [445.8 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 6,147 miles [9,892.6 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 6,860 miles [11,040.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,736 miles [7,621.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunset Court ...

While the name Sunset Court is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Sunset Court, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the Northwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunset Court ...

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.

Big Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Sunset Court   [Map]
Chapmanville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Crooked Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Daisy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Halcyon   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Kitchen   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Manila   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pecks Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stone Branch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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About West Virginia

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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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Sunset Court. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset Court) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset Court. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9607, Longitude: -82.0218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset Court 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 Court 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 310.904 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.733 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.154 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunset Court.