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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Wellington 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 Wellington 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 to:

  • Spencer [Map], which is the Seat of Roane County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Wellington 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 231 miles [371.8 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,080 miles [9,784.8 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 6,795 miles [10,935.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,670 miles [7,515.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wellington ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Wellington.

While the name Wellington is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Wellington, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Wellington   [Map]
Distance: About 2,203 miles [3,545.4 km] to the Northwest

Colorado

Larimer County

Our profile page for Wellington, Larimer County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km] to the West Northwest

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Wellington, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the South

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Wellington, Palm Beach County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the South

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Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Wellington, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the South Southwest

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Wellington, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Iroquois County

Our profile page for Wellington, Iroquois County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Marion County

Our profile page for Wellington, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 266 miles [428.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Sumner County

Our profile page for Wellington, Sumner County   [Map]
Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Wellington, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the West

Menifee County

Our profile page for Wellington, Menifee County   [Map]
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Wellington, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Piscataquis County

Our profile page for Wellington, Piscataquis County   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Wellington, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 254 miles [408.8 km] to the East

Somerset County

Our profile page for Wellington, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the East

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Wellington, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Crawford County

Our profile page for Wellington, Crawford County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Crawford County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Gogebic County

Our profile page for Wellington, Gogebic County   [Map]
Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Renville County

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

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Missouri

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Wellington, Lafayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the West

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Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Wellington, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,031 miles [3,268.6 km] to the West Northwest

Nye County

Our profile page for Wellington, Nye County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Wellington   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,516 miles [2,439.8 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Wellington, Lorain County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wellington   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Wellington, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Wellington   [Map]
Distance: About 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Wellington, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the South

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South Dakota

Minnehaha County

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

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Texas

Collingsworth County

Our profile page for Wellington, Collingsworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the West

Harris County

Our profile page for Wellington, Harris County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Carbon County

Our profile page for Wellington, Carbon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,566 miles [2,520.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Wellington, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the East

Prince William County

Our profile page for Wellington, Prince William County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wellington ...

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.

Beaverdam   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Wellington   [Map]
Dukes   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Evelyn (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Grace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Green Acres   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leaning Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leo (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nancy Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Pink   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quiet Vale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Reedy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reedyville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Seaman   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Speed   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wellington. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Wellington. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wellington) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8334, Longitude: -81.3423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wellington 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 Wellington 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 310.474 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.371 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.58 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Wellington 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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<8>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 Wellington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wellington.



 
 
 

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