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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Boone once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Boone to:

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Boone to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over 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 222 miles [357.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,102 miles [9,820.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,813 miles [10,964.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,689 miles [7,546.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Boone ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Boone.

While the name Boone 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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Arkansas

Boone County

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

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Boone, Pueblo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km] to the West

Iowa

Boone County

Our profile page for Boone, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the West Northwest

Kentucky

Rockcastle County

Our profile page for Boone, Rockcastle County   [Map]
Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the West

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Mississippi

Coahoma County

Our profile page for Boone, Coahoma County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Franklin County

Our profile page for Boone, Franklin County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Boone County

Our profile page for Boone, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Watauga County

Our profile page for Boone, Watauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Boone, Caddo County   [Map]
Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Somerset County

Our profile page for Boone, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Washington County

Our profile page for Boone, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Hale County

Our profile page for Boone, Hale County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the West

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Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Boone, Chesapeake City   [Map]
Distance: About 263 miles [423.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Washington

Yakima County

Our profile page for Boone, Yakima County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Yakima County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Boone ...

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.

Beauty   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Boone   [Map]
Bowlin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Carver (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Clifftop   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Divide   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Edmond   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Fire Creek (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Lookout   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Michigan (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mountain Cove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Ravenseye   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Ash (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Rocklick   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rush Run (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spy Rock   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunnyside (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Boone. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Boone

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Boone, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Boone. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boone. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0340, Longitude: -81.0079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boone have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Boone to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.29 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.043 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.698 degrees.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Boone 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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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