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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Wheeling to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Wheeling to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Wheeling to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,998 miles [9,652.8 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 6,716 miles [10,808.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,592 miles [7,390.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wheeling ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Wheeling.

While the name Wheeling is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Wheeling, Jefferson County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Jefferson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Fulton County

Our profile page for Wheeling, Fulton County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the West Southwest

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Wheeling, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the West Northwest

Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Wheeling, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 301 miles [484.4 km] to the West

Delaware County

Our profile page for Wheeling, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the West

Gibson County

Our profile page for Wheeling, Gibson County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Kansas

Crawford County

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

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Wheeling, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the Southwest

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Michigan

Emmet County

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

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Missouri

Livingston County

Our profile page for Wheeling, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the West

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wheeling ...

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 Rocks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Wheeling   [Map]
Clearview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Echo Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Eden   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Florence (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Glenns Run (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Greggsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Martins Ferry (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mozart   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mozart Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunset Heights (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Terminal Junction (OH)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Valley Camp   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Vineyard Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Warwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Willow Springs (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Wheeling. 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.

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Wheeling

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<8>
 
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Wheeling

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Ohio County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Wheeling. 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wheeling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wheeling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wheeling. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0752, Longitude: -80.6954     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wheeling have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Wheeling 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 310.035 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.057 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.87 degrees.

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<7>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 Wheeling 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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<8>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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