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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 70 miles [112.7 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Boaz 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 three full days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 241 miles [387.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,062 miles [9,755.8 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 6,780 miles [10,911.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,655 miles [7,491.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boaz ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Boaz.

While the name Boaz is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Marshall County

Our profile page for Boaz, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 439 miles [706.5 km] to the Southwest

Colorado

Huerfano County

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Boaz, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the South

Illinois

Massac County

Our profile page for Boaz, Massac County   [Map]
Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the West Southwest

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Kansas

Greenwood County

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

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Kentucky

Graves County

Our profile page for Boaz, Graves County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Christian County

Our profile page for Boaz, Christian County   [Map]
Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the West

Crawford County

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

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Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Boaz, Elko County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Elko County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Chaves County

Our profile page for Boaz, Chaves County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Chatham County

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

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Texas

Coryell County

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

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Virginia

Isle of Wight County

Our profile page for Boaz, Isle of Wight County   [Map]
Distance: About 314 miles [505.3 km] to the Southeast

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Wisconsin

Richland County

Our profile page for Boaz, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Boaz ...

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.

Boreman   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Boaz   [Map]
Central   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Constitution (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Grand View (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Locust Fork (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Ponderosa   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Rathbone (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ruraldale (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunset Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Valley Mills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

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About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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 in Boaz. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boaz) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boaz. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boaz

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boaz. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3615, Longitude: -81.5021     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boaz 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 Boaz 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 310.557 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.544 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.475 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 Boaz 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 Boaz, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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