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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Hamlin [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could walk a straight line from Sweetland to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East (E). 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 6,134 miles [9,871.7 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 6,849 miles [11,022.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,724 miles [7,602.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sweetland ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Sweetland.

While the name Sweetland is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Sweetland, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,087 miles [3,358.7 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Muscatine County

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sweetland   [Map]
Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the East Northeast

South Dakota

Hand County

Our profile page for Sweetland, Hand County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetland. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2595, Longitude: -82.0421     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetland 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 Sweetland 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 310.912 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.786 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.069 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 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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<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 Sweetland, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sweetland.