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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Logan [Map], which is the Seat of Logan County, lies just to the North.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Wilkinson to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 278 miles [447.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,152 miles [9,900.7 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 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,740 miles [7,628.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilkinson ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Wilkinson.

While the name Wilkinson is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Shasta County

Our profile page for Wilkinson, Shasta County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km] to the West Northwest


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Wilkinson, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the Northwest


Hancock County

Our profile page for Wilkinson, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the Northwest

Warrick County

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

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Logan County

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

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Berrien County

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

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Cass County

Our profile page for Wilkinson, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the Northwest

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for Wilkinson, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Southwest

Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Wilkinson, Wilkinson County   [Map]
Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Southwest

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Saint Louis County

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

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Beaufort County

Our profile page for Wilkinson, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Our profile page for Wilkinson   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the North Northeast

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Titus County

Our profile page for Wilkinson, Titus County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilkinson ...

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.

Black Bottom   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Wilkinson   [Map]
Crooked Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Dog Patch   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Frogtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hedgeview   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Monitor   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Peach Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Campbell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Ridgeview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Rum Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Shamrock   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunbeam   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Trace Junction   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Walnut Hill   -   Less than 2 miles 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 Wilkinson. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Wilkinson

Stirrat [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Wilkinson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Logan County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wilkinson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilkinson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.8279, Longitude: -81.9976     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilkinson 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 Wilkinson 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 310.891 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.699 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.185 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 Wilkinson 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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