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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Burnwell to ...

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Burnwell to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 241 miles [387.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,116 miles [9,842.7 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 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,704 miles [7,570.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burnwell ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Burnwell.

While the name Burnwell is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Alabama

Walker County

Our profile page for Burnwell, Walker County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the Southwest

Kentucky

Pike County

Our profile page for Burnwell, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 54 miles [86.9 km] to the West Southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Burnwell ...

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.

Acme   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Burnwell   [Map]
Carbon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elkridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Greencastle   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Holly   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Page   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Warrior   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Republic   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Standard   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
United   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Burnwell. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Earl Coleman Francis
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at an age of 67. He was buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Slab Fork [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Burnwell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<7>
 
Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Burnwell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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 that stretches from Burnwell. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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).

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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 Burnwell 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 310.511 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.298 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.849 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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