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Wilbur, West Virginia
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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Middlebourne [Map], which is the Seat of Tyler County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wilbur to Middlebourne, with an average speed<2> 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 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 205 miles [329.9 km] to the East (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 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 6,034 miles [9,710.8 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 6,750 miles [10,863.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,626 miles [7,444.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilbur ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Wilbur.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Wilbur. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States and Canada - with 12 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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Morgan County

Our profile page for Wilbur, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the West


Greenwood County

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


Lawrence County

Our profile page for Wilbur, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 142 miles [228.5 km] to the Southwest


Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Wilbur, Pemiscot County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 534 miles [859.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Ulster County

Our profile page for Wilbur, Ulster County   [Map]
Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Our profile page for Wilbur
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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Douglas County

Our profile page for Wilbur, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,196 miles [3,534.1 km] to the West Northwest

Umatilla County

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

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Lehigh County

Our profile page for Wilbur, Lehigh County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the East Northeast

Somerset County

Our profile page for Wilbur, Somerset County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Carter County

Our profile page for Wilbur, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wilbur, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,959 miles [3,152.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilbur ...

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.

Bearsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Wilbur   [Map]
Big Moses   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Blue   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Centerville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Deep Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Little Pittsburg   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Meeker   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Stanley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunnyside   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Wilbur. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilbur) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilbur. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3765, Longitude: -80.8246     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilbur 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 Wilbur 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 310.141 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.073 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.17 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Wilbur 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>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 Wilbur, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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