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(Randolph County)

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Welcome to Wheeler ...

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

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




Wheeler would have been located within present day Randolph County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Wheeler is 2,870 feet [875 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Wheeler is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

If Wheeler still existed, it would have been in the (304) & (681)<3> area codes.

Communities near Wheeler ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Belington   [Map]   1,864   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Beverly   [Map]   675   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Elkins   [Map]   7,047   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hambleton   [Map]   217   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hendricks   [Map]   257   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Huttonsville   [Map]   215   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Wheeler ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two West Virginia communities named Wheeler: This one is located in Randolph County and the other is located in Webster County.

Beyond West Virginia, there are 37 communities that are also named Wheeler - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado (4), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wheeler. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wheeler. 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 Wheeler.

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

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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 Wheeler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wheeler - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Wheeler. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wheeler) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeler. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8321, Longitude: -79.7042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeler have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wheeler.

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