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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Marlinton [Map], which is the Seat of Pocahontas County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Burr to Marlinton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 175 miles [281.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,063 miles [9,757.5 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 6,772 miles [10,898.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,648 miles [7,480.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burr ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Burr.

While the name Burr is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Burr, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,134 miles [3,434.3 km] to the West

Kentucky

Rockcastle County

Our profile page for Burr, Rockcastle County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the West

Minnesota

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Burr, Yellow Medicine County   [Map]
Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northwest

Missouri

Ripley County

Our profile page for Burr, Ripley County   [Map]
Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Otoe County

Our profile page for Burr, Otoe County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Burr   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Burr   [Map]
Distance: About 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Wharton County

Our profile page for Burr, Wharton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,093 miles [1,759 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Burr, Walla Walla County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,029 miles [3,265.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Vernon County

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burr. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0657, Longitude: -80.1051     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burr 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 Burr 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 309.748 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.429 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.305 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 Burr.