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The location of Buckhorn









Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Buckhorn once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Buckhorn and extending to:

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Buckhorn to Charleston, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 146 miles [235 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,988 miles [9,636.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,702 miles [10,785.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,577 miles [7,366 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Buckhorn ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Buckhorn.

While the name Buckhorn is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 39 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Madison County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 484 miles [778.9 km] to the Southwest.

Pike County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the Southwest.

Arizona

Maricopa County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Maricopa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the West.

Arkansas

Lee County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the West Southwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Buckhorn   [Map]

Distance: About 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km] to the Northwest.

California

Ventura County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Ventura County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,170 miles [3,492.3 km] to the West.

Colorado

Larimer County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Larimer County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Larimer County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the South Southwest.

Taylor County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Taylor County   [Map]

Distance: About 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the South Southwest.

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Wakulla County   [Map]

Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the South Southwest.

Georgia

Laurens County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Laurens County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Laurens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Brown County

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Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the West.

Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Kentucky

Clay County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Clay County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Knott County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Knott County   [Map]

Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the Southwest.

Perry County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the West Southwest.

Louisiana

Webster Parish

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Webster Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the West Southwest.

Michigan

Berrien County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Berrien County   [Map]

Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Cheboygan County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Cheboygan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cheboygan County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oakland County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Oakland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Oakland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mississippi

Pontotoc County

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Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the West Southwest.

Missouri

Madison County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the West.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the West.

Nevada

Eureka County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Eureka County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,938 miles [3,118.9 km] to the West Northwest.

New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Grant County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the West.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Cumberland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Cumberland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Orange County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Orange County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 163 miles [262.3 km] to the West Southwest.

Meigs County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Meigs County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the West.

Ontario

Our profile page for Buckhorn   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the North.

Pennsylvania

Cambria County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the Northeast.

Columbia County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Austin County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Austin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Newton County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Suffolk City

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Suffolk City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington

San Juan County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, San Juan County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,204 miles [3,547 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Milwaukee County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Milwaukee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Milwaukee County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Laramie County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Laramie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Weston County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Weston County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buckhorn ...

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.

Amboy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Buckhorn   [Map]

Camp Ground   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Chestnut Ridge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Erwin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Fellowsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Heathers Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Israel   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Kanetown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Kingwood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Mountain View   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Oriole (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Salt Lick   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 Buckhorn. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)

Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Buckhorn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>

Andrew Wasil Seminick

Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Buckhorn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick

Frankie R. Yankovic

Musician, bandleader. He was born in Davis (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 28, 1915 and died in New Port Richey (Florida) on Wednesday October 14, 1998 at an age of 83. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio) [Map].

Davis [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Buckhorn

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie R. Yankovic

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Buckhorn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buckhorn) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckhorn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3698, Longitude: -79.7012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buckhorn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Buckhorn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.457 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.294 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.68 degrees.

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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 Buckhorn 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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<9>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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