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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Boyd 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 Boyd 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 Boyd once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Boyd to:

  • Buckhannon [Map], which is the Seat of Upshur County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Boyd to Buckhannon, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 180 miles [289.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,040 miles [9,720.4 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 6,753 miles [10,867.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,629 miles [7,449.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Boyd ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Boyd.

While the name Boyd is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 37 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Barbour County

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

Sumter County

Our profile page for Boyd, Sumter County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Lafayette County

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

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Boyd, Lonoke County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the West Southwest

Miller County

Our profile page for Boyd, Miller County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Sacramento County

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

San Joaquin County

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

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Florida

Taylor County

Our profile page for Boyd, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Boyd, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the West

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Boyd, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Boyd, Chickasaw County   [Map]
Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Barton County

Our profile page for Boyd, Barton County   [Map]
Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Boyd, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the West

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Boyd   [Map]
Distance: About 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Michigan

Allegan County

Our profile page for Boyd, Allegan County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Lac qui Parle County

Our profile page for Boyd, Lac qui Parle County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Crawford County

Our profile page for Boyd, Crawford County
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Dallas County

Our profile page for Boyd, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the West

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Montana

Carbon County

Our profile page for Boyd, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km] to the West Northwest

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Boyd, Roosevelt County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Boyd, Lincoln County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,847 miles [2,972.5 km] to the West

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New Mexico

Dona Ana County

Our profile page for Boyd, Dona Ana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,531 miles [2,463.9 km] to the West

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New York

Lewis County

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

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North Carolina

Rockingham County

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

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

Our profile page for Boyd, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Boyd
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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Oregon

Wasco County

Our profile page for Boyd, Wasco County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,108 miles [3,392.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Adams County

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

Allegheny County

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

Dauphin County

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

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Boyd, Northumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Jasper County

Our profile page for Boyd, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the South

Newberry County

Our profile page for Boyd, Newberry County   [Map]
Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Boyd, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Boyd, Fannin County   [Map]
Distance: About 947 miles [1,524 km] to the West Southwest

Wise County

Our profile page for Boyd, Wise County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Boyd, Chippewa County   [Map]
Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Boyd ...

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.

Arnold   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Boyd   [Map]
Carter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Eden   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Evergreen   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Freeman   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
French Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holly Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ireland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Jewell   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Joppa   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Little Wildcat (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Cave   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Walkersville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Wildcat   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Upshur County

About West Virginia

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyd. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8362, Longitude: -80.3926     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boyd 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 Boyd 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 309.897 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.714 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.167 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 Boyd 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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