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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Sutton [Map], which is the Seat of Braxton County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Burnsville to Sutton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,050 miles [9,736.5 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 6,764 miles [10,885.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,639 miles [7,465.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burnsville ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Burnsville.

While the name Burnsville is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Dallas County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Southwest

Indiana

Bartholomew County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Bartholomew County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West

Minnesota

Dakota County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Dakota County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northwest

Mississippi

Tishomingo County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Tishomingo County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the West Southwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Burnsville   [Map]
Distance: About 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Anson County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Anson County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the South

Yancey County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Yancey County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the South Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

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

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Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Burnsville, Bath County   [Map]
Distance: About 71 miles [114.3 km] to the Southeast

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The Communities of West Virginia

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance beginning in Burnsville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burnsville) 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 Burnsville. 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 Burnsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnsville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8580, Longitude: -80.6540     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burnsville 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 Burnsville 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 310.054 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.896 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.273 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 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 Burnsville.