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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Burchfield to New Martinsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 103 miles [165.8 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 193 miles [310.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,013 miles [9,677 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 6,730 miles [10,830.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,605 miles [7,411 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burchfield ...

While the name Burchfield is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Burchfield, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Southwest

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burchfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5868, Longitude: -80.5409     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burchfield 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 Burchfield 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 309.96 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.898 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.972 degrees.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burchfield.