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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Brush Creek to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,128 miles [9,862.1 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 6,841 miles [11,009.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,717 miles [7,591.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brush Creek ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Brush Creek.

While the name Brush Creek is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Perry County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Grant County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the West Southwest

California

Butte County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Butte County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km] to the West Northwest

Iowa

Fayette County

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

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Kentucky

Rockcastle County

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

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Minnesota

Faribault County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Faribault County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Laclede County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Laclede County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Chatham County

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

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

Delaware County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the West

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

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

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Tennessee

Sequatchie County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Sequatchie County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the Southwest

Smith County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Smith County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West Southwest

Williamson County

Our profile page for Brush Creek, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 328 miles [527.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Brush Creek ...

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.

Bloomingrose   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Brush Creek   [Map]
Comfort   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Danville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eden   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Fork Junction   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Horse Creek Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Irene   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Johns   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Julian   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Maxine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Price Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rumble   -   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 Brush Creek. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Brush Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Boone County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brush Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brush Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1437, Longitude: -81.7554     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brush Creek 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 Brush Creek 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 310.74 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.572 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.982 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Brush Creek 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>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 Brush Creek.