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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Wick, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wick and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Wick:
    • 41.097561, -79.995057
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Wick
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Wick ...

We have found four communities that share the name Wick.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Wick is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these four communities, three are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Warren County
      • This Wick is located in Warren County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<1> to the west of the Wick that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wick
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Wick.
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Wick is located in Ashtabula County and lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Wick that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wick
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Wick.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Wick.
    • West Virginia
      • Tyler County
      • This Wick is located in Tyler County and lies 127 miles [204.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Wick that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wick
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tyler County community of Wick.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wick ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Amsterdam [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
    • Amsterdam [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Wick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
  • Carter [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Butler County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Wick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Currys Mills [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Currys Mills
    • Currys Mills [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Wick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Currys Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Currys Mills
  • Elliotts Mills [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliotts Mills
    • Elliotts Mills [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliotts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliotts Mills
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Enterprise [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enterprise
      • Enterprise [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enterprise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enterprise
    • Euclid [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid
      • Euclid [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euclid have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
    • Ferris [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
      • Ferris [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferris
    • Five Points [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Forestville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Butler County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
    • Jacksville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksville
      • Jacksville [Butler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksville
    • London [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
      • London [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Muddy Creek [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy Creek
      • Muddy Creek [Butler County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muddy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy Creek
    • Nectarine [Venango County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nectarine
      • Nectarine [Venango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nectarine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nectarine
    • Perrys Corners [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perrys Corners
      • Perrys Corners [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perrys Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perrys Corners
    • Plain Grove [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain Grove
      • Plain Grove [Lawrence County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain Grove
    • Slippery Rock [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slippery Rock
      • Slippery Rock [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wick
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slippery Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slippery Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slippery Rock<4>
    • Swamproot [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swamproot
      • Swamproot [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Wick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swamproot
    • Whiskerville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiskerville
      • Whiskerville [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Wick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiskerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiskerville

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 Wick. 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.

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    • Charles Wesley Bennett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 21, 1854 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday February 24, 1927 at the age of 72.
      • New Castle is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Wesley Bennett<5>
    • Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan     (Founder of Texaco)
      • Founder of Texaco. He was born in Pulaski (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 31, 1860 and died in Palo Alto (California) on Thursday March 11, 1937 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Pulaski is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan<5>
    • William Eythe     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Mars (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 7, 1918 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 26, 1957 at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Peters Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Mars is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Eythe<5>
    • Donald Foster     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Oil City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 31, 1889 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday December 23, 1969 at the age of 80. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Oil City is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Foster<5>
    • Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Laird Crossing (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 30, 1965 and died in Kittanning (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the age of 43. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • Laird Crossing is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Wick.
      • Kittanning is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southeast of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<5>
    • Tony Lip     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 30, 1930 and died in Teaneck (New Jersey) on Friday January 4, 2013 at the age of 82. He is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Beaver Falls is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Lip<5>
    • Ty Longley     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 4, 1971 and died in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Thursday February 20, 2003 at the age of 31.
      • Sharon is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ty Longley<5>
    • Fred McCarren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 12, 1951 and died in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 2, 2006 at the age of 55. He is buried at North Side Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Butler is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Wick.
      • Butler is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McCarren<5>
    • Joseph L. Quest     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 16, 1852 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday November 14, 1924 at the age of 72. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • New Castle is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. Quest<5>
    • Robert Sterling     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 13, 1917 and died in Brentwood (California) on Tueday May 30, 2006 at the age of 88.
      • New Castle is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Sterling<5>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65.
      • Kaylor is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<5>
    • Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Sandy Lake (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 28, 1881 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday July 18, 1960 at the age of 79. He is buried at Knollwood Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Sandy Lake is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner<5>
    • Hack Wilson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellwood City (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 26, 1900 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday November 23, 1948 at the age of 48. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Berkeley County, West Virginia).
      • Ellwood City is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Wick.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hack Wilson<5>

How Far From Wick to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Wick and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Butler, which is the Seat of Butler County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wick to Butler, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 172 miles [276.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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) is 218 miles [350.8 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,925 miles [9,535.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,645 miles [10,694.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,521 miles [7,275.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Butler County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Butler County: www.co.butler.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0976, Longitude: -79.9951       In this case, the coordinates for Wick have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Wick 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.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Wick to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.551 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.663 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.181 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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