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Wheeler, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Moulton [Map], which is the Seat of Lawrence County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Wheeler to Moulton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,516 miles [10,486.5 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 7,230 miles [11,635.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,105 miles [8,215.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wheeler ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Wheeler.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Wheeler. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 36 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the West Northwest

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,032 miles [3,270.2 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Garfield County

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

Gilpin County

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

Pitkin County

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

Summit County

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

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Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Gordon County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the East

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Illinois

Jasper County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the North

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Indiana

Boone County

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

Porter County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

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

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Kansas

Cheyenne County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Cheyenne County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Gratiot County   [Map]
Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the North Northeast

Oakland County

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

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Minnesota

Stevens County

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

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Mississippi

Prentiss County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the West

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Missouri

Pulaski County

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

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Wheeler County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Ashe County

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

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Ohio

Lake County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Lake County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Crook County

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

Tillamook County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Tillamook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,055 miles [3,307.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the Northeast

Mercer County

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

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South Dakota

Charles Mix County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Charles Mix County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the Northwest

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Texas

Potter County

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

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the West

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Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Northeast

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,857 miles [2,988.6 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Randolph County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Northeast

Webster County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Webster County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6526, Longitude: -87.2497     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeler 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 Wheeler 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.014 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.834 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.234 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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<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 Wheeler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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