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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Wellington Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Wellington Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Philippi [Map], which is the Seat of Barbour County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Wellington Heights to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 163 miles [262.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,014 miles [9,678.6 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 6,727 miles [10,826.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,602 miles [7,406.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wellington Heights ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Wellington Heights.

While the name Wellington Heights is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Wellington Heights, Los Angeles County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,126 miles [3,421.5 km] to the West

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Wellington Heights, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Shelby County

Our profile page for Wellington Heights, Shelby County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the West

Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Wellington Heights, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wellington Heights ...

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.

Boulder   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Wellington Heights   [Map]
Century Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elk City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Fox Hall (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hopewell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Independence   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Longview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mount Liberty   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pepper   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Union   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Wellington Heights. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Wellington Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<7>

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wellington Heights. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wellington Heights

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellington Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1417, Longitude: -80.0671     [Map].

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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 Wellington Heights 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 309.689 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.522 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.92 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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