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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Burton to New Martinsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 188 miles [302.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,005 miles [9,664.1 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 6,722 miles [10,818 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,597 miles [7,398.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Burton ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Burton.

While the name Burton is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 33 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arizona

Navajo County

Our profile page for Burton, Navajo County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,671 miles [2,689.2 km] to the West

Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Burton, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Burton   [Map]
Distance: About 1,943 miles [3,127 km] to the Northwest

California

Tulare County

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

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Georgia

Rabun County

Our profile page for Burton, Rabun County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Rabun County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Burton, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,634 miles [2,629.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Burton, Adams County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the West

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Indiana

Lawrence County

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

Tippecanoe County

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

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Kentucky

Floyd County

Our profile page for Burton, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the Southwest

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Louisiana

Saint James Parish

Our profile page for Burton, Saint James Parish   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Genesee County

Our profile page for Burton, Genesee County   [Map]
Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the Northwest

Shiawassee County

Our profile page for Burton, Shiawassee County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Prentiss County

Our profile page for Burton, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Howard County

Our profile page for Burton, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the West

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Montana

Teton County

Our profile page for Burton, Teton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,664 miles [2,677.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Keya Paha County

Our profile page for Burton, Keya Paha County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Burton   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Durham County

Our profile page for Burton, Durham County   [Map]
Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Geauga County

Our profile page for Burton, Geauga County   [Map]
Distance: About 130 miles [209.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Oklahoma

Cimarron County

Our profile page for Burton, Cimarron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the West

Noble County

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Burton   [Map]
Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the North Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Burton   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Burton, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the South

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South Dakota

Hanson County

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

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Tennessee

Hawkins County

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

Putnam County

Our profile page for Burton, Putnam County   [Map]
Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Washington County

Our profile page for Burton, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Burton, Salt Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Salt Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Washington

Clark County

Our profile page for Burton, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,152 miles [3,463.3 km] to the West Northwest

King County

Our profile page for Burton, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Grant County

Our profile page for Burton, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Burton ...

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.

Anthem   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Burton   [Map]
Cottontown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Crossroads   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Deep Valley (PA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hero (PA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hundred   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Hunting Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Knob Fork   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Littleton   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Maple   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ned (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
New Freeport (PA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Round Bottom   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sandrock (PA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Seven Pines   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [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 Burton. 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.

Don Knotts     (Jesse Donald Knotts)
  Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at an age of 81. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Morgantown [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Burton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<9>
 
Ronald Ron Lancaster
  Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at an age of 69.

Fairchance [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Burton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald Ron Lancaster

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6640, Longitude: -80.4306     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Burton 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 Burton 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 309.889 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.829 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.897 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Burton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Burton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Burton.