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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marlinton [Map], which is the Seat of Pocahontas County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Buckeye to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 174 miles [280 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,059 miles [9,751 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 6,768 miles [10,892 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,644 miles [7,473.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buckeye ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Buckeye.

While the name Buckeye is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Clay County

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

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Maricopa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,838 miles [2,958 km] to the West

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the West

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West Southwest

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California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Buckeye, El Dorado County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,177 miles [3,503.5 km] to the West Northwest

Plumas County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Plumas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,192 miles [3,527.7 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,239 miles [3,603.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Larimer County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Larimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Fulton County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the West Northwest

Stephenson County

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

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Indiana

Huntington County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Huntington County   [Map]
Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Hardin County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Dickinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the West

Trego County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Trego County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Trego County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Garrard County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Garrard County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the West

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Louisiana

Rapides Parish

Our profile page for Buckeye, Rapides Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Minnesota

Freeborn County

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

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Missouri

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Custer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Nevada

Douglas County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Douglas County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Lea County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Lea County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the West

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Ohio

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the West Northwest

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the Northwest

Summit County

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

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Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Matagorda County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Matagorda County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the East Southeast

Highland County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Highland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 22 miles [35.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Buckeye, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,972 miles [3,173.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Buckeye ...

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.

Beard   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Buckeye   [Map]
Burr   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Huntersville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Knapp   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Locust   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mill Run (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Minnehaha Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Raintown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Spice   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Thorny Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Violet   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Pocahontas County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buckeye. 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 beginning in Buckeye. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buckeye) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckeye. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1860, Longitude: -80.1345     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buckeye 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 Buckeye 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 309.762 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.463 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.277 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Buckeye 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>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 Buckeye, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buckeye.