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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Wesley once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Wesley to:

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Wesley to Parkersburg, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 252 miles [405.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> 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).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,797 miles [10,938.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,673 miles [7,520.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Wesley ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Wesley.

While the name Wesley is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 25 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Henry County

Our profile page for Wesley, Henry County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Henry County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Madison County

Our profile page for Wesley, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the West Southwest

Georgia

Emanuel County

Our profile page for Wesley, Emanuel County   [Map]
Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the South

Oconee County

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

Taylor County

Our profile page for Wesley, Taylor County   [Map]
Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Wesley, Tazewell County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Wesley, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Kossuth County

Our profile page for Wesley, Kossuth County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Dickinson County

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

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Kentucky

Russell County

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

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Maine

Washington County

Our profile page for Wesley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Wesley, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East

Worcester County

Our profile page for Wesley, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 350 miles [563.3 km] to the East

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Michigan

Mason County

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

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Wesley, Monroe County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Southwest

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New York

Cattaraugus County

Our profile page for Wesley, Cattaraugus County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Wesley, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 56 miles [90.1 km] to the North Northwest

Perry County

Our profile page for Wesley, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 50 miles [80.5 km] to the North Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Wesley, Washington County
This community is historic.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Oklahoma

Atoka County

Our profile page for Wesley, Atoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wesley   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Venango County

Our profile page for Wesley, Venango County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the North Northeast

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South Dakota

Faulk County

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

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Tennessee

Claiborne County

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

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Texas

Washington County

Our profile page for Wesley, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wesley ...

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.

Eden (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Wesley   [Map]
Hockingport (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Ireland (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Joppa (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lee Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Little Hocking (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Manganese (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
New England   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Pond Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Randolph Landing (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Reedsville (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Rushville (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Torch (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Walkers Crossing (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [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 Wesley. 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.

August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Wesley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<9>

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The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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



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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wesley. The point that we are using 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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<3>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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<4>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 Wesley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.704 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.685 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.638 degrees.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Wesley 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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<9>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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