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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marlinton [Map], which is the Seat of Pocahontas County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Boyer to Marlinton, 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 most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 151 miles [243 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,031 miles [9,706 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 6,741 miles [10,848.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,617 miles [7,430.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Boyer ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Boyer.

While the name Boyer is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Our profile page for Boyer   [Map]
Distance: About 2,118 miles [3,408.6 km] to the Northwest


Park County

Our profile page for Boyer, Park County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Park County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Bonner County

Our profile page for Boyer, Bonner County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,937 miles [3,117.3 km] to the West Northwest


Crawford County

Our profile page for Boyer, Crawford County   [Map]
Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Rawlins County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Sunflower County

Our profile page for Boyer, Sunflower County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Wright County

Our profile page for Boyer, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the West

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Churchill County

Our profile page for Boyer, Churchill County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Mahoning County

Our profile page for Boyer, Mahoning County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Tillamook County

Our profile page for Boyer, Tillamook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,278 miles [3,666.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for Boyer, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the North

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Our profile page for Boyer
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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Boyer ...

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.

Burner   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North of Boyer   [Map]
Deer Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dunmore   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Durbin   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Frank   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Bank   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Hightown (VA)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meadowdale (VA)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Naples (VA) (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Olive   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Spruce   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boyer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4890, Longitude: -79.8006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Boyer 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 Boyer 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 309.552 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.269 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.032 degrees.

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<7>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 Boyer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Boyer 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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