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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Bulger 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 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

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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 'point-to-point' distance from Bulger. A straight line distance ignores things 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 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 Bulger.