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Wesley, West Virginia

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Welcome to Wesley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Wesley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Wesley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Wesley, please Contact Us.

Wesley would have been located within present day Wood County.

The location of Wesley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Wesley is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Wesley was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wesley would have been located in the (304) and (681)<4> area codes.

Communities near Wesley ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2017<6>
Belpre (OH)   [Map]   6,406   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pomeroy (OH)   [Map]   1,790   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Syracuse (OH)   [Map]   813   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   827   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mason   [Map]   944   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
New Haven   [Map]   1,499   SW   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Wesley.

Communities Also Named Wesley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Wesley - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wesley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wesley. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wesley. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wesley.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Wesley:

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About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wood County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Wesley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wesley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wesley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wesley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1784, Longitude: -81.7332     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wesley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wesley.

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