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Booth, West Virginia

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Morgantown [Map], which is the Seat of Monongalia County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Booth to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 166 miles [267.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,991 miles [9,641.6 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 6,706 miles [10,792.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,582 miles [7,374 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Booth ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Booth.

While the name Booth is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Autauga County

Our profile page for Booth, Autauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Southwest


Jackson County

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


Pawnee County

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


Hardin County

Our profile page for Booth, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the West Southwest

Wolfe County

Our profile page for Booth, Wolfe County   [Map]
Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Issaquena County

Our profile page for Booth, Issaquena County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Pike County

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

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North Carolina

Wake County

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

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Lucas County

Our profile page for Booth, Lucas County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the Northwest

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Booth, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 91 miles [146.5 km] to the West Northwest

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

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Booth, Douglas County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 2,263 miles [3,641.9 km] to the West Northwest

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South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Booth, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the South

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Shelby County

Our profile page for Booth, Shelby County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Fort Bend County

Our profile page for Booth, Fort Bend County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the West Southwest

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James City County

Our profile page for Booth, James City County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Booth ...

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.

Crown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Booth   [Map]
Edna   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Evans Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Everettville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flaggy Meadow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fort Grand   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Georgetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Harmony Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Jerome Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jordan   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little Falls   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lowsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
National   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Price Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Randall   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Richwood (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
South Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Star City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Booth. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Booth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
Ronald Ron Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Booth

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald Ron Lancaster

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Booth. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Booth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Booth. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5970, Longitude: -80.0153     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Booth 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 Booth 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 309.638 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.534 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.737 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 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 Booth 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 Booth, 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:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Booth.