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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Grantsville [Map], which is the Seat of Calhoun County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Sycamore to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 218 miles [350.8 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 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,069 miles [9,767.1 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 6,784 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 Sycamore ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Sycamore.

Within West Virginia, there are 2 communities which are also named Sycamore. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States - with 42 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

Harrison County

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Logan County   [Map]
Distance: About 87 miles [140 km] to the Southwest


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Talladega County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the Southwest

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the Southwest

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Yavapai County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km] to the West

Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the West

Clark County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Colusa County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Colusa County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,173 miles [3,497.1 km] to the West Northwest

Contra Costa County

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

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Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East

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Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Gadsden County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Irwin County

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

Turner County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Turner County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Sycamore, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Howard County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Chautauqua County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Clark County

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the West

Pike County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the Southwest

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Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Sycamore, Concordia Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Southwest

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Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Chickasaw County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Ozark County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Ozark County   [Map]
Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Ohio

Crawford County

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

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West Northwest

Putnam County

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

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Wyandot County   [Map]
Distance: About 182 miles [292.9 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Delaware County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the West

Sequoyah County

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

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Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,143 miles [3,448.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Greene County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 87 miles [140 km] to the North Northeast

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South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Allendale County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the South

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Tennessee

Cheatham County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Cheatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the West Southwest

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Claiborne County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the Southwest

Putnam County

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

Williamson County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Guadalupe County

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

Newton County

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

Wise County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 156 miles [251.1 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Sycamore ...

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.

Adam   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Sycamore   [Map]
Beech   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grantsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Henrietta   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Index (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Joker   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leatherbark   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Liberty Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Millstone   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Sand Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Stumptown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sycamore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8354, Longitude: -81.0954     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sycamore 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 Sycamore 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 310.323 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.20 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.472 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 Sycamore 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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<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 Sycamore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sycamore.



 
 
 

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