RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     
 

Buckhorn, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other WV
Communities

 
 
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
West Virginia
 
The Commemorative Quarter for West Virginia

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 & 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 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 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

Jump ahead to ...

 AlabamaGeorgiaMissouriTexas
 ArizonaIllinoisNevadaVirginia
 ArkansasIowaNew MexicoWashington
 British ColumbiaKentuckyNorth CarolinaWisconsin
 CaliforniaLouisianaOhioWyoming
 ColoradoMichiganOntario 
 FloridaMississippiPennsylvania 

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

- Return to top

British Columbia

Our profile page for Buckhorn   [Map]
Distance: About 2,224 miles [3,579.2 km] to the Northwest

- Return to top

California

Ventura County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Ventura County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,170 miles [3,492.3 km] to the West

- Return to top

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.

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

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.

- Return to top

Illinois

Brown County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the West

- Return to top

Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the West Northwest

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

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.

- Return to top

Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Pontotoc County   [Map]
Distance: About 637 miles [1,025.2 km] to the West Southwest

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Buckhorn, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,666 miles [2,681.2 km] to the West

- Return to top

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.

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

Ontario

Our profile page for Buckhorn   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the North

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

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.

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

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.

- Return to top

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

- Return to top

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

About Preston County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of West Virginia: 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.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Buckhorn. A straight line distance ignores things 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 that we are using 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).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

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

- Return to Citation

<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 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 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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation



 
 
 

Community
Profile
Nearby
 
Census
 
Genealogy
Helper
Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Summarized
 
Misc
 
Other   WV
Communities
 
 
 

Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 
 

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 16 Oct 2018
By John Hall