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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

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

  • Keyser [Map], which is the Seat of Mineral County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Burlington to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 105 miles [169 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,957 miles [9,586.9 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 6,669 miles [10,732.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,545 miles [7,314.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burlington ...

We have found 45 communities that share the name Burlington.

While the name Burlington is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 44 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Burlington, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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 ArkansasKansasNew YorkPennsylvania
 CaliforniaKentuckyNewfoundland and LabradorPrince Edward Island
 ColoradoLouisianaNorth CarolinaTennessee
 ConnecticutMaineNorth DakotaTexas
 FloridaMassachusettsNova ScotiaVermont
 GeorgiaMichiganOhioWashington
 IllinoisMissouriOklahomaWisconsin
 IndianaMontanaOntarioWyoming

Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Burlington, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Burlington, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the West

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Burlington, Humboldt County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,360 miles [3,798.1 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Kit Carson County

Our profile page for Burlington, Kit Carson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the West

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Burlington, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Suwannee County

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

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Georgia

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Burlington, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Kane County

Our profile page for Burlington, Kane County   [Map]
Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Burlington, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Des Moines County

Our profile page for Burlington, Des Moines County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Coffey County

Our profile page for Burlington, Coffey County   [Map]
Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Boone County

Our profile page for Burlington, Boone County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the West

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Burlington, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Burlington, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Burlington, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Burlington, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 374 miles [601.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Burlington, Boone County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the West

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Montana

Silver Bow County

Our profile page for Burlington, Silver Bow County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,756 miles [2,826 km] to the West Northwest

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Burlington, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Erie County

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

Otsego County

Our profile page for Burlington, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Burlington   [Map]
Distance: About 1,328 miles [2,137.2 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Burlington, Alamance County   [Map]
Distance: About 225 miles [362.1 km] to the South

Macon County

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

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North Dakota

Ward County

Our profile page for Burlington, Ward County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Burlington   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

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

Fulton County

Our profile page for Burlington, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the West Northwest

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Burlington, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the West Southwest

Marion County

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

Stark County

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

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Oklahoma

Alfalfa County

Our profile page for Burlington, Alfalfa County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,070 miles [1,722 km] to the West

Logan County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Burlington   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the North

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Oregon

Linn County

Our profile page for Burlington, Linn County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,275 miles [3,661.3 km] to the West Northwest

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Burlington, Multnomah County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,249 miles [3,619.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Burlington, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Burlington   [Map]
Distance: About 916 miles [1,474.2 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Burlington, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Milam County

Our profile page for Burlington, Milam County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,167 miles [1,878.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Chittenden County

Our profile page for Burlington, Chittenden County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Burlington, Skagit County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Racine County

Our profile page for Burlington, Racine County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Wyoming

Big Horn County

Our profile page for Burlington, Big Horn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Jamaica   [Map]

Distance: About 1,466 miles [2,359.3 km] to the South

Curious and Interesting Names Near Burlington ...

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.

Claysville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Burlington   [Map]
Headsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Limestone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Markwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
McCoole (MD)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Mechanicsburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Pancake   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sector   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Mineral County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

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 starting in Burlington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burlington) 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 Burlington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burlington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burlington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3376, Longitude: -78.9177     [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 Burlington 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 308.985 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.752 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.351 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 Burlington 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 Burlington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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