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Wanda, West Virginia

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The location of Wanda

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Wanda to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two 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 274 miles [441 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,148 miles [9,894.2 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 6,860 miles [11,040.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,736 miles [7,621.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wanda ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Wanda.

While the name Wanda is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Orange County

Our profile page for Wanda, Orange County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 2,016 miles [3,244.4 km] to the West.


Madison County

Our profile page for Wanda, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the West Northwest.


Redwood County

Our profile page for Wanda, Redwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the Northwest.


Newton County

Our profile page for Wanda, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the West.


Our profile page for Wanda   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wanda ...

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.

Argyle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Wanda   [Map]

Black Bottom   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Chambers   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Crooked Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Dog Patch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ethel   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Freeze Fork   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Monitor   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Peach Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Red Campbell   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Ridgeview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Rum Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Sunbeam   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [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 Wanda. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield

Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Wanda

Stirrat [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Wanda

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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- Wanda) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wanda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8587, Longitude: -81.9279     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wanda 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 Wanda 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 310.848 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.654 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.146 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 Wanda, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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:

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