Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Burma.
Communities Also Named Burma ...
We have found 2 communities that share the name Burma.
While the name Burma is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of West Virginia
Our profile page for Burma, Monroe County [Map]
This community is historic.<1>
Our profile page for Burma, Sebastian County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2>
Although located in Sebastian County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/
|<1>||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 Burma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.|
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|<2>||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 Burma.