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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Buffalo to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Buffalo 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 to:

  • Winfield [Map], which is the Seat of Putnam County, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Buffalo to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 266 miles [428.1 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,116 miles [9,842.7 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 6,831 miles [10,993.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,707 miles [7,575.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Buffalo ...

We have found 57 communities that share the name Buffalo.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Buffalo. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 56 communities in the United States and Canada - with 55 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Chambers County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Chambers County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the South Southwest

Alberta

Our profile page for Buffalo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Baxter County

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

Polk County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Polk County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the West Southwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Scott County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Colorado

Jefferson County

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

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Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the South

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Brown County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the West

Ohio County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 158 miles [254.3 km] to the West Northwest

White County

Our profile page for Buffalo, White County   [Map]
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Madison County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the West Northwest

Scott County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Doniphan County

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

Geary County

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

Gove County

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

Wilson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Southwest

Johnson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Johnson County
Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Larue County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Larue County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the West Southwest

Trigg County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Trigg County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Wright County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Wright County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Dallas County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the West

McDonald County

Our profile page for Buffalo, McDonald County
Although located in McDonald County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ray County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Ray County
Although located in Ray County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montana

Fergus County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Fergus County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,511 miles [2,431.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Dawson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Dawson County   [Map]
Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the West Northwest

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Wheeler County
This community is historic.
Although located in Wheeler 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, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the South Southwest

Iredell County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Iredell County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the South Southeast

Stokes County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Stokes County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the Southeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the Northwest

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Ohio

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Guernsey County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the North Northeast

Jackson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 48 miles [77.2 km] to the Northwest

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Oklahoma

Beaver County

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

Harper County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Harper County   [Map]
Distance: About 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the West

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Oregon

Our profile page for Buffalo
This community is historic.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Buffalo   [Map]
Distance: About 1,718 miles [2,764.9 km] to the Northwest

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South Carolina

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the South

McCormick County

Our profile page for Buffalo, McCormick County   [Map]
Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the South

Union County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the South

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South Dakota

Harding County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Harding County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the Southwest

Hickman County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Hickman County   [Map]
Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the West Southwest

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the West Southwest

Lawrence County

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

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the South

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Texas

Coleman County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Coleman County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,077 miles [1,733.3 km] to the West Southwest

Henderson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the West Southwest

Leon County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Leon County   [Map]
Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the West Southwest

Mills County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Wisconsin

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Johnson County

Our profile page for Buffalo, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Buffalo ...

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.

Confidence   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East of Buffalo   [Map]
Eleanor   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Extra   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Hometown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hugo   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Indian Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Leon   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Pliny   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Pondlick   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Red House   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Robertsburg   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Tribble   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [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 Buffalo. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Buffalo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buffalo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Buffalo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6168, Longitude: -81.9823     [Map].

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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 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 310.869 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.79 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.93 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 Buffalo 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 Buffalo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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