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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Boone County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Brushton to Madison, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 257 miles [413.6 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 10 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 6,125 miles [9,857.2 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 6,838 miles [11,004.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,714 miles [7,586.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brushton ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Brushton.

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


Communities Outside of West Virginia

New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Brushton, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northeast

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Brushton, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 185 miles [297.7 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brushton ...

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   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Brushton   [Map]
Comfort   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Eden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fosterville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Horse Creek Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Irene   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Johns   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Julian   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Maxine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Nelson   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rumble   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Brushton. 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Brushton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brushton. 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 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Brushton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brushton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brushton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brushton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brushton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1662, Longitude: -81.7091     [Map].

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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 Brushton 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 310.711 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.543 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.955 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 Brushton.



 
 
 

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