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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Charles Town [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 211 miles [339.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Boyds Ferry to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,920 miles [9,527.3 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 6,628 miles [10,666.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,504 miles [7,248.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boyds Ferry ...

While the name Boyds Ferry is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Mississippi

Leake County

Our profile page for Boyds Ferry, Leake County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyds Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1834, Longitude: -77.8514     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boyds Ferry 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 Boyds Ferry 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 308.355 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.012 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.95 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Boyds Ferry.