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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Williamson [Map], which is the Seat of Mingo County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wharncliffe to Williamson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). 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 282 miles [453.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,163 miles [9,918.4 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 6,875 miles [11,064.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,750 miles [7,644.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wharncliffe ...

While the name Wharncliffe is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Our profile page for Wharncliffe   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wharncliffe ...

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.

Cedar   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Wharncliffe   [Map]
Gilbert   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gilbert Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Horsepen (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hurricane (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Justice   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Longpole   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Majestic (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Mohawk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
New Thacker (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Panther   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Pie   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Slabtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stopover (KY)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Thacker Mines   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
War Eagle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Woodman (KY)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Wyoming City   -   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 Wharncliffe. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Wharncliffe

Stirrat [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Wharncliffe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<7>
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Wharncliffe

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

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About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Wharncliffe. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wharncliffe) 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 Wharncliffe. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wharncliffe

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wharncliffe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.5553, Longitude: -81.9658     [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 Wharncliffe 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 310.875 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.64 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.256 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:

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