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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Fayetteville [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Boonesborough 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 just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 231 miles [371.8 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 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,106 miles [9,826.7 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 6,818 miles [10,972.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,694 miles [7,554.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boonesborough ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Boonesborough.

While the name Boonesborough is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Arkansas

Washington County

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

Iowa

Boone County

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

Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Boonesborough, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the West

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boonesborough ...

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.

Alloy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Boonesborough   [Map]
Boomer   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Carbondale   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Chimney Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Cotton Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Crescent   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Deep Water   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Eagle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Falls View   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Glen Ferris   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Hawks Nest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Longacre   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Page   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunnyside (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [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 Boonesborough. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Boonesborough

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boonesborough. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1296, Longitude: -81.2162     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boonesborough 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 Boonesborough 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 310.414 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.198 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.756 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Boonesborough 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 Boonesborough, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Boonesborough.