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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Wayne [Map], which is the Seat of Wayne County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Buffalo Creek to Wayne, 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 47 miles [75.6 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 297 miles [478 km] to the East (E). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,149 miles [9,895.9 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 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,740 miles [7,628.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buffalo Creek ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Buffalo Creek.

While the name Buffalo Creek is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

British Columbia

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Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Buffalo Creek, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the West

Kansas

Cloud County

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

Ellsworth County

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

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Kentucky

Johnson County

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

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New York

Erie County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3556, Longitude: -82.5093     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo Creek 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 Buffalo Creek 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 311.196 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.124 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.242 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Buffalo Creek.