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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for White Sulphur Springs.

This page contains three sections:

How Far From White Sulphur Springs 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 city such as White Sulphur Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from White Sulphur Springs 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 192 miles [309 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,083 miles [9,789.6 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 6,791 miles [10,929.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,667 miles [7,510.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named White Sulphur Springs ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name White Sulphur Springs.

While the name White Sulphur Springs is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for White Sulphur Springs, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the Southwest

Meriwether County

Our profile page for White Sulphur Springs, Meriwether County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the Southwest

Indiana

Pike County

Our profile page for White Sulphur Springs, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West

Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for White Sulphur Springs, Catahoula Parish
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Catahoula Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

La Salle Parish

Our profile page for White Sulphur Springs, La Salle Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Montana

Meagher County

Our profile page for White Sulphur Springs, Meagher County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,665 miles [2,679.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Sullivan County

Our profile page for White Sulphur Springs, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Surry County

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

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Ohio

Delaware County

Our profile page for White Sulphur Springs, Delaware County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near White Sulphur Springs ...

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.

Anthony   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of White Sulphur Springs   [Map]
Backbone (VA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Brink (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Crowfields   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Crows (VA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dickson   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hematite (VA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Mapledale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Teaberry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Woodman   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for White Sulphur Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from White Sulphur Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in White Sulphur Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7961, Longitude: -80.3017     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for White Sulphur Springs 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 White Sulphur Springs 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 309.873 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.531 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.478 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 White Sulphur Springs 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 White Sulphur Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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