The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/
Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Burnwell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burnwell) to Point B.
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burnwell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0526, Longitude: -81.3754 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Burnwell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).