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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Wabash once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Wabash to:

  • Keyser [Map], which is the Seat of Mineral County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wabash to Keyser, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 147 miles [236.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 118 miles [189.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,969 miles [9,606.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,681 miles [10,752 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,556 miles [7,332.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Wabash ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Wabash.

While the name Wabash is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Wabash, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the West Southwest

California

Sierra County

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

Florida

Polk County

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

Illinois

Wayne County

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

White County

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

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Indiana

Carroll County

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

Wabash County

Our profile page for Wabash, Wabash County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Gray County

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

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Kentucky

Hart County

Our profile page for Wabash, Hart County   [Map]
Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the West Southwest

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Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Wabash, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Wabash, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wabash   [Map]
Distance: About 270 miles [434.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Wabash   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Virginia

Giles County

Our profile page for Wabash, Giles County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Washington

King County

Our profile page for Wabash, King County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,193 miles [3,529.3 km] to the West Northwest

Lewis County

Our profile page for Wabash, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,236 miles [3,598.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wabash ...

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.

Blaine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Wabash   [Map]
Claysville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Crosstown   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Elk Garden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Hartmansville   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mount Storm   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Skyline   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Standard (MD)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Sulphur City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [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 Wabash. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Wabash

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Wabash, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Wabash. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wabash) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wabash. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3279, Longitude: -79.1817     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wabash have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Wabash to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.145 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.932 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.469 degrees.

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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 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 Wabash 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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