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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Wileyville to ...

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

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

  • New Martinsville [Map], which is the Seat of Wetzel County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Wileyville to New Martinsville, 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 102 miles [164.2 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). 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 6,017 miles [9,683.4 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 6,733 miles [10,835.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,609 miles [7,417.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wileyville ...

While the name Wileyville is unique within West Virginia, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

New York

Steuben County

Our profile page for Wileyville, Steuben County   [Map]
Distance: About 227 miles [365.3 km] to the Northeast

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wileyville ...

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.

Andy (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Wileyville   [Map]
Big Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Carbide   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Childs   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Dean   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Five Points (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Four Mile   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Green Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Halls Mills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Kingstown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Knob Fork   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Marion   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Peabody   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Porters Falls   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Reader   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Uniontown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Wheat   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [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 Wileyville. 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 west of Wileyville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Wetzel County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wileyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6306, Longitude: -80.6734     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wileyville 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 Wileyville 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 310.039 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.995 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.016 degrees.

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<7>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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