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Burning Springs, West Virginia
(Wirt County)

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Burning Springs to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Burning Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Elizabeth [Map], which is the Seat of Wirt County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Burning Springs to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 229 miles [368.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,072 miles [9,771.9 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 6,788 miles [10,924.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,663 miles [7,504.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burning Springs ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Burning Springs.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Burning Springs. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Clay County

Our profile page for Burning Springs, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Burning Springs ...

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.

Beaverdam   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Burning Springs   [Map]
Cherry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Elizabeth   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Enterprise   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Evelyn (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Grace   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Ivan   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Palestine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rover   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Standingstone (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Two Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Burning Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Burning Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burning Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9812, Longitude: -81.3143     [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 Burning Springs 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 310.453 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.369 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.519 degrees.

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