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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lewisburg [Map], which is the Seat of Greenbrier County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Burdette to Lewisburg, 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.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). 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 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,092 miles [9,804.1 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 6,802 miles [10,946.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,678 miles [7,528.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burdette ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Burdette.

While the name Burdette is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Mississippi County

Our profile page for Burdette, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the West Southwest


Franklin County

Our profile page for Burdette, Franklin County   [Map]
Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the West Northwest


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Burdette, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the East Northeast


Washington County

Our profile page for Burdette, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Greene County

Our profile page for Burdette, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the North

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Hand County

Our profile page for Burdette, Hand County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Caldwell County

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

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Southampton County

Our profile page for Burdette, Southampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Burdette ...

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.

Bruce   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Burdette   [Map]
Carl   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hominy Falls   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Honeydew (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leslie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Lilly Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Maywood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Nutterville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Orient Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pool   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ravenseye   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burdette. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0632, Longitude: -80.7995     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burdette 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 Burdette 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 310.164 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.903 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.60 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Burdette 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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