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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Hamlin [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bulger to Hamlin, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 272 miles [437.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,137 miles [9,876.5 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 6,851 miles [11,025.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,727 miles [7,607.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bulger ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Bulger.

While the name Bulger is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Arkansas

Polk County

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

Colorado

Larimer County

Our profile page for Bulger, Larimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,236 miles [1,989.1 km] to the West Northwest

Pennsylvania

Washington County

Our profile page for Bulger, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the North Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bulger ...

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.

Allen (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Bulger   [Map]
Danville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Dollie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
East (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Fork Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Gill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Horse Creek Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Irene   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Jenks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Julian   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Layville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Price   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Rock Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Spears (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Turtle Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [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 Bulger. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Bulger

Stirrat [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Bulger

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<8>
 
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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Bulger

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes

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About Lincoln County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bulger. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wv.us/

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 Bulger. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bulger) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bulger. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1334, Longitude: -81.9812     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bulger 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 Bulger 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 310.877 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.727 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.083 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 Bulger 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>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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