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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Wagner 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 Wagner 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 Wagner once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Wagner to:

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 42 miles [67.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Wagner to Charleston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,111 miles [9,834.7 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 6,828 miles [10,988.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,703 miles [7,568.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Wagner ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Wagner.

While the name Wagner is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alberta

Our profile page for Wagner   [Map]
Distance: About 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km] to the Northwest

California

Los Angeles County

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

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Wagner, San Joaquin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km] to the West

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Wagner, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Washington County

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

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Florida

Seminole County

Our profile page for Wagner, Seminole County   [Map]
Distance: About 701 miles [1,128.2 km] to the South

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Indiana

Lake County

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

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Iowa

Clayton County

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

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Kansas

Marion County

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

Shawnee County

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

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Kentucky

Rowan County

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

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Michigan

Missaukee County

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

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Montana

Phillips County

Our profile page for Wagner, Phillips County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,445 miles [2,325.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Nye County

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

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New Mexico

Torrance County

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

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Oregon

Grant County

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

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Pennsylvania

Mifflin County

Our profile page for Wagner, Mifflin County   [Map]
Distance: About 281 miles [452.2 km] to the East Northeast

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South Dakota

Charles Mix County

Our profile page for Wagner, Charles Mix County   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Hunt County

Our profile page for Wagner, Hunt County   [Map]
Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Snohomish County

Our profile page for Wagner, Snohomish County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,068 miles [3,328.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Marinette County

Our profile page for Wagner, Marinette County   [Map]
Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the North Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wagner ...

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.

Couch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Wagner   [Map]
Evans Heights (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Fivemile   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Flatrock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hedgewood (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Lawnview (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Locust Lane (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mapleshade (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Orchard Hill (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Point Pleasant   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Willow Woods (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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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 Wagner, 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 'point-to-point' distance from Wagner. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wagner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wagner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8367, Longitude: -82.1179     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wagner 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 Wagner 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 310.948 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.913 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.918 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 Wagner 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wagner.



 
 
 

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