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Burning Springs, West Virginia
(Wirt County)

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Welcome to Burning Springs ...

Burning Springs is located in Wirt County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Burning Springs: Burning Spgs. (or less commonly used: Burning Spngs. or Burning Sprngs.)

Burning Springs is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Burning Springs lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Burning Springs: (304) & (681)<3>

Adding Burning Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Burning Springs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Burning Springs elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Burning Springs on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Burning Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Burning Springs: This one is located in Wirt County and the other is located in Kanawha County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 2 communities that are also named Burning Springs - they are located in and Kentucky.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Burning Springs.

Communities near Burning Springs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Burning Springs.

  • Spencer [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Roane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Burning Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,038 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<5>
  • Elizabeth [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth [Wirt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Burning Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 838 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<5>
  • Grantsville [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grantsville
    • Grantsville [Calhoun County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Burning Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 513 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grantsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grantsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grantsville<5>
  • Cairo [Ritchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
    • Cairo [Ritchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Burning Springs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 254 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cairo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Reedy [Roane County]
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      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Burning Springs
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Burning Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
    • Newark [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Wirt County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Burning Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Freeport [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
      • Freeport [Wirt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Burning Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport
    • Greencastle [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencastle
      • Greencastle [Wirt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Burning Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Windy [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy
      • Windy [Wirt County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Burning Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Burning Springs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Burning Springs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Burning Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Burning Springs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Burning Springs. See our Newspapers Page for Burning Springs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Burning Springs ...

Looking for more information about Burning Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Burning Springs, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Burning Springs.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Wirt County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Wirt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Burning Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burning Springs) 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 Burning Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burning Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burning Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9812, Longitude: -81.3143    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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