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Wick, West Virginia

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The location of Wick

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Middlebourne [Map], which is the Seat of Tyler County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Wick to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 213 miles [342.8 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,039 miles [9,718.8 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 6,755 miles [10,871.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,630 miles [7,451.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wick ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Wick.

While the name Wick is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Warren County

Our profile page for Wick, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the West Northwest.


Ashtabula County

Our profile page for Wick, Ashtabula County   [Map]

Distance: About 147 miles [236.6 km] to the North.


Our profile page for Wick

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Butler County

Our profile page for Wick, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wick ...

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.

Algeria (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Wick   [Map]

Bearsville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Falls Mills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hebron   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Locke   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Meadville   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Mountain   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Plum Run   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Twiggs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Wasp   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 Wick. 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.

Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard

Suffragette. She was born in Woodsfield (Ohio) on Friday November 10, 1826 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday March 1, 1912 at an age of 85. She was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Woodsfield [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Wick

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard<8>

August 'Gus' Wagner

Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Wick

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wick. 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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wick) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4131, Longitude: -80.9740     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wick 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 Wick 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 310.231 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.181 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.224 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 Wick 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:

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