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Weirton Junction, West Virginia
(Brooke County)

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Wellsburg [Map], which is the Seat of Brooke County, lies just to the South.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 151 miles [243 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Weirton Junction to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 215 miles [346 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,980 miles [9,623.9 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 6,699 miles [10,781 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,575 miles [7,362.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Weirton Junction ...

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Weirton Junction.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Weirton Junction ...

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.

Chestnut Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Weirton Junction   [Map]
Coketown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Fishersville (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Kings Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Lincoln Heights (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Logrow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Longview Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mingo Junction (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Paris (PA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Pleasant Heights (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasant Hill (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Pottery Addition (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sun Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Sunshine Park (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] 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 Weirton Junction. 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.

Caitlin Clarke     (Born as Katherine Anne Clarke)
  Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 3, 1952 and died in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 9, 2004 at an age of 52. She was buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Pittsburgh [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the east of Weirton Junction

Sewickley [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Weirton Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<7>
 
Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Born as Charles Arthur Floyd)
  Crime figure. He was born in Adairsville (Georgia) on Wednesday February 3, 1904 and died in East Liverpool (Ohio) on Monday October 22, 1934 at an age of 30. He was buried at Akins Cemetery (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma) [Map].

East Liverpool [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Weirton Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd
 
Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Weirton Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable
 
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Weirton Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter
 
William Holmes McGuffey
  Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Weirton Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weirton Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3890, Longitude: -80.5940     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weirton Junction 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 Weirton Junction 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 309.959 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.018 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.713 degrees.

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<7>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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