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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Charleston [Map], which is the Seat of Kanawha County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies just to the Southwest (SW).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Wilson to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,110 miles [9,833.1 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 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,699 miles [7,562.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Wilson ...

We have found 82 communities that share the name Wilson.

Within West Virginia, there are 3 communities which are also named Wilson. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 79 communities in the United States and Canada - with 80 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


Other Communities Located In West Virginia

Cabell County

Our profile page for Wilson, Cabell County   [Map]
Distance: About 39 miles [62.8 km] to the West

Grant County

Our profile page for Wilson, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the East Northeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Wilson, Ohio County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the North Northeast


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Escambia County

Our profile page for Wilson, Escambia County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Escambia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 412 miles [663 km] to the West Southwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Wilson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Wilson, Mississippi County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the West Southwest

Pike County

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

Pope County

Our profile page for Wilson, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Sutter County

Our profile page for Wilson, Sutter County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,140 miles [3,444 km] to the West Northwest

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Connecticut

Hartford County

Our profile page for Wilson, Hartford County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Wilson, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Florida

Brevard County

Our profile page for Wilson, Brevard County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the South

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Georgia

Peach County

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

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Idaho

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Wilson, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Lake County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the West

Davies's County

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

Lake County

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

Porter County

Our profile page for Wilson, Porter County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the Northwest

Posey County

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

Shelby County

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

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Iowa

Jasper County

Our profile page for Wilson, Jasper County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the West Northwest

Van Buren County

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

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Kansas

Cherokee County

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

Ellsworth County

Our profile page for Wilson, Ellsworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the West

Stevens County

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

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Kentucky

Henderson County

Our profile page for Wilson, Henderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 332 miles [534.3 km] to the West

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Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish

Our profile page for Wilson, East Feliciana Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Wilson, Calvert County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East

Garrett County

Our profile page for Wilson, Garrett County   [Map]
Distance: About 132 miles [212.4 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Wilson, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Essex County

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

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Michigan

Menominee County

Our profile page for Wilson, Menominee County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northwest

Montmorency County

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

Sanilac County

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

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Minnesota

Ramsey County

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

Winona County

Our profile page for Wilson, Winona County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northwest

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Mississippi

Greene County

Our profile page for Wilson, Greene County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Adair County

Our profile page for Wilson, Adair County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the West Northwest

Wayne County

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

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Nebraska

Colfax County

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

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Wilson, Nye County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,878 miles [3,022.3 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Wilson, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Niagara County

Our profile page for Wilson, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Buncombe County

Our profile page for Wilson, Buncombe County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the South Southwest

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Wilson, Cleveland County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the South

Wilson County

Our profile page for Wilson, Wilson County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the Southeast

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Ohio

Adams County

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

Madison County

Our profile page for Wilson, Madison County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the Northwest

Marion County

Our profile page for Wilson, Marion County
This community is historic.
Although located in Marion County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Wilson, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 105 miles [169 km] to the North Northeast

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Oklahoma

Atoka County

Our profile page for Wilson, Atoka County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the West Southwest

Carter County

Our profile page for Wilson, Carter County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the West Southwest

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Wilson, Okmulgee County   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the West

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Ontario

Our profile page for Wilson
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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Oregon

Multnomah County

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

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Wilson, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the North Northeast

Chester County

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

Clarion County

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

McKean County

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

Northampton County

Our profile page for Wilson, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Quebec

Our profile page for Wilson   [Map]
Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Clarendon County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clarendon County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the South Southeast

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South Dakota

Grant County

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

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Texas

Comanche County

Our profile page for Wilson, Comanche County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the West Southwest

Dickens County

Our profile page for Wilson, Dickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the West Southwest

Falls County

Our profile page for Wilson, Falls County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km] to the West Southwest

Kaufman County

Our profile page for Wilson, Kaufman County   [Map]
Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the West Southwest

Lynn County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the West

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Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Wilson, Davis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the West Northwest

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Wilson, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the West Northwest

Weber County

Our profile page for Wilson, Weber County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,617 miles [2,602.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Wilson, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East Northeast

Dinwiddie County

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

Wythe County

Our profile page for Wilson, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the South

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Washington

Lewis County

Our profile page for Wilson, Lewis County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,135 miles [3,435.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Wisconsin

Chippewa County

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

Eau Claire County

Our profile page for Wilson, Eau Claire County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northwest

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Wilson, Saint Croix County   [Map]
Distance: About 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northwest

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Wyoming

Platte County

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

Teton County

Our profile page for Wilson, Teton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,558 miles [2,507.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Wilson ...

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.

Airport Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Wilson   [Map]
Big Chimney   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Blackhawk   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Elk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Elk Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Elk Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Mink (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Riverview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Snow Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
South Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Twomile   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [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 Wilson. 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest of Wilson

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Kanawha County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Kanawha County: www.kanawha.us/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.3854, Longitude: -81.5935     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wilson 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 Wilson 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 310.637 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.491 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.835 degrees.

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<7>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 Wilson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Wilson 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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<9>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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