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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Vienna to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 243 miles [391.1 km] to the East (E). 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 6,067 miles [9,763.9 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 6,784 miles [10,917.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,659 miles [7,497.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Vienna ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Vienna.

While the name Vienna is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Pickens County

Our profile page for Vienna, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the Southwest

Georgia

Dooly County

Our profile page for Vienna, Dooly County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the South Southwest

Idaho

Our profile page for Vienna
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Vienna, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 418 miles [672.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Indiana

Scott County

Our profile page for Vienna, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the West

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Kansas

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Vienna, Pottawatomie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Pottawatomie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Louisiana

Lincoln Parish

Our profile page for Vienna, Lincoln Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Kennebec County

Our profile page for Vienna, Kennebec County   [Map]
Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Vienna, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East

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Michigan

Monroe County

Our profile page for Vienna, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northwest

Montmorency County

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

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Missouri

Maries County

Our profile page for Vienna, Maries County   [Map]
Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the West

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New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Vienna, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Vienna, Oneida County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Vienna, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Clark County

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

Clinton County

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

Harrison County

Our profile page for Vienna, Harrison County
This community is historic.
Although located in Harrison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Vienna, Trumbull County   [Map]
Distance: About 141 miles [226.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Vienna   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Washington County

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

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South Dakota

Clark County

Our profile page for Vienna, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 897 miles [1,443.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Vienna, Lavaca County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Vienna, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Vienna ...

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.

Boreman   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Vienna   [Map]
Cedar Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Central   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Constitution (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Larkmead   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Liberty Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Rockland (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Scenic Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunrise   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Sunset Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tallyho   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Valley Mills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 Vienna. 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.

August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Vienna

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<9>

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About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vienna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vienna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vienna. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3092, Longitude: -81.5442     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vienna 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 Vienna 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 310.585 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.568 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.511 degrees.

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<7>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 Vienna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Vienna 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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<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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