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Weirton Junction, West Virginia
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Weirton Junction.
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How Far From Weirton Junction 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 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 and extending to:
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.
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].
Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at an age of 83. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].
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].
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].
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.
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.
Musician. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Saturday January 14, 1928 and died in New York (New York) on Friday April 20, 2012 at an age of 84. He was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].
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This page was last modified: 25 Jan 2019