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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Wheeler 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 Wheeler 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 Wheeler once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Wheeler to:

  • Elkins [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wheeler to Elkins, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 109 miles [175.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 143 miles [230.1 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,012 miles [9,675.4 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 6,723 miles [10,819.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,599 miles [7,401.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Wheeler ...

We have found 37 communities that share the name Wheeler.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Wheeler. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 36 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the West Southwest

Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the West

California

Mendocino County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Mendocino County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,336 miles [3,759.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Garfield County

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

Gilpin County

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

Pitkin County

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

Summit County

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

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Georgia

Gordon County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Gordon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Jasper County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Jasper County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the West

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Indiana

Boone County

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

Porter County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Pottawattamie County

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

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Kansas

Cheyenne County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Cheyenne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Gratiot County   [Map]
Distance: About 400 miles [643.7 km] to the Northwest

Oakland County

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

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Minnesota

Stevens County

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

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Mississippi

Prentiss County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Prentiss County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Pulaski County

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

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Wheeler County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Ashe County

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

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Ohio

Lake County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Lake County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wheeler
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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Oregon

Crook County

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

Tillamook County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Tillamook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,276 miles [3,662.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the North

Mercer County

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

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South Dakota

Charles Mix County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Charles Mix County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Texas

Potter County

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

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the West

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Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 259 miles [416.8 km] to the Southwest

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Washington

Grant County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,050 miles [3,299.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Wheeler, Dunn County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wheeler ...

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.

Beverly   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of Wheeler   [Map]
Cheat Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elk River Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Evenwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Flint   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Job   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Little Italy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Lumber (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Meadows   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [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 Wheeler. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Wheeler

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Randolph County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Wheeler. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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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<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 Wheeler 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 309.482 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.24 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.871 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Wheeler 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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