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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Martinsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Berkeley County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 210 miles [338 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Boydville 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 62 miles [99.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,913 miles [9,516.1 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 6,623 miles [10,658.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,499 miles [7,240.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boydville ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Boydville.

While the name Boydville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Georgia

Grady County

Our profile page for Boydville, Grady County   [Map]
Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Southwest

Stephens County

Our profile page for Boydville, Stephens County   [Map]
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boydville ...

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.

Egypt   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Boydville   [Map]
Files Crossroad   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Goose Nest   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Grubbs Corner   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Irish Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Martinsburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Pikeside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Swan Pond   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Tablers Station   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tomahawk   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [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 Boydville. 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.

James Buchanan
  15th President of the US. He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at an age of 77. He was buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Cove Gap [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Boydville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<7>

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The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boydville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4487, Longitude: -77.9733     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boydville 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 Boydville 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 308.412 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.117 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.902 degrees.

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<7>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 Boydville.