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Welcome to Wheeling ...

The city of Wheeling is primarily located in Ohio County<1> and is the County Seat for Ohio County. A portion of Wheeling extends into Marshall County.

When the people of Wheeling refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Wheelingite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wheeling has a population of 26,430 people<3> (see below for details).

Wheeling was established in 1769.

The community of Wheeling is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wheeling lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Wheeling: (304) & (681)<5>

Websites for Wheeling ...

Official Website:   www.cityofwheelingwv.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.wheelingchamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlwheeling.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wheeling had an population of 26,430 people. This is a decrease of 7.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wheeling had a population of 28,486 people (which is 64.1% of the total population of Ohio County). This makes Wheeling the county's most populous community.

The population of Wheeling represents 1.54% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,486 people, the population of Wheeling decreased 9.34% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 31,419 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wheeling.

Communities Also Named Wheeling ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Wheeling - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana (3), Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan and Missouri.

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

Communities near Wheeling ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wheeling.

  • Moundsville [Marshall County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moundsville
    • Moundsville [Marshall County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Wheeling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,252 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moundsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moundsville<7>
  • Saint Clairsville [Belmont County]
  • Shadyside [Belmont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadyside
    • Shadyside [Belmont County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Wheeling
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,547 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shadyside<7>
  • Mingo Junction [Jefferson County]
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    • Wellsburg [Brooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsburg
      • Wellsburg [Brooke County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Wheeling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,530 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsburg<7>
    • Brilliant [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brilliant
      • Brilliant [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Wheeling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brilliant have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brilliant
    • Powhatan Point [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan Point
      • Powhatan Point [Belmont County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Wheeling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powhatan Point have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powhatan Point<7>
    • West Liberty [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Liberty
      • West Liberty [Ohio County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Wheeling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Liberty<7>
    • Glen Dale [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Dale
      • Glen Dale [Marshall County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Wheeling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Dale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glen Dale<7>
    • Tiltonsville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiltonsville
      • Tiltonsville [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Wheeling
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiltonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiltonsville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wheeling. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wheeling.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wheeling. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wheeling.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wheeling. Our list includes 39 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wheeling.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wheeling ...

Looking for more information about Wheeling? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wheeling, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wheeling.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Ohio County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wheeling: www.cityofwheelingwv.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Ohio, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Wheeling refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Wheeling may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wheeling.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wheeling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wheeling) 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 Wheeling. 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 Wheeling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0642, Longitude: -80.7197    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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