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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Buckingham Acres 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 198 miles [318.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,088 miles [9,797.7 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 6,797 miles [10,938.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,673 miles [7,520.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buckingham Acres ...

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.

Brink (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Buckingham Acres   [Map]
Crowfields   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Dickson   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopper   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Lewisburg   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Organ Cave   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Rockland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Teaberry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Walnut Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Greenbrier County

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buckingham Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8012, Longitude: -80.4317     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buckingham Acres 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 Buckingham Acres 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 309.95 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.62 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.531 degrees.

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