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Encyclopedia > Wheeling, West Virginia
City of Wheeling, West Virginia
Official seal of City of Wheeling, West Virginia
Seal
Nickname: "The Friendly City"
Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia
Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia
Coordinates: 40°4′13″North, 80°41′55″West
Settled 1769
Established 1806
Incorporated 1836
 - Mayor Nick Sparachane
 - City Manager Robert Herron
 - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr.
 - Fire Chief Steve Johnson
Area  
 - City 41.0 km²  (15.8 sq mi)
 - Land 36.0 km²  (13.9 sq mi)
 - Water 4.9 km² (1.9 sq mi)  12.07%
Elevation 209-396 m  (687-1,300 ft)
Population (2005)
 - City 29,639
 - Density 872.1/km² (2,258.4/sq mi)
  estimate
Time zone Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26003
Website: http://www.cityofwheelingwv.org/

Wheeling is a city in West Virginia, in the United States. Most of the city is in Ohio County, with a small part in Marshall County. It is the county seat of Ohio CountyGR6. It is also the principal city of the Wheeling, West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses Wheeling, West Virginia, the West Virginia counties of Marshall and Ohio, and Belmont County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 31,419 (31,059 in Ohio County, 360 in Marshall County). Image File history File links WheelingSeal. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Robin, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all nicknames for Robert). ... Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias WV county maps by Seth Ilys. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... for North America see also: Atlantic Standard Time Zone and Eastern Daylight Time Categories: Time zones ... Mr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ... Belmont County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...


Wheeling was the location of the Wheeling Convention, which established the state of West Virginia, and was the capital of West Virginia from 1863-1870 and 1875-1885. The capital of West Virginia was twice moved from Wheeling to Charleston due mostly to political reasons and legislative agreements. The Wheeling Convention, held in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1861, was a series of two meetings that ultimately repealed the Ordinance of Secession passed by Virginia, thus establishing the splinter state of West Virginia. ...

Contents

History

Discovery

The name "Wheeling" is of the American Adena tribe derivation for "place of the skull." At the confluence of Big Wheeling Creek and the Ohio River near what is now 16th and Main Streets, a white settler was scalped and decapitated --- the severed head displayed. Originally explored by the French, Wheeling still has a lead plate remnant buried by Celeron de Bienville in 1749 at the mouth of Wheeling Creek. Later, Christopher Gist and even George Washington surveyed the land in 1751 and 1770, respectively.[1] An Adena pipe excavated from the Criel Mound The Adena culture was a Pre-Columbian Native American culture that existed from c. ... The Ohio River is the largest tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. ... Celeron de Bienville led an expedition to advance Frances territorial claim on the Ohio Valley. ... Christopher Gist (1706 – 1759) was one of the first white explorers of the Ohio Country in what would become the United States, credited for providing Great Britain and her colonists with the first detailed description of the Ohio Country. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and was later elected the first President of the United States. ...


Establishment

Ebenezer, Silas, and Jonathan Zane were the first and original settling family near the present day City of Wheeling. The settlement, called Zanesburg, is believed to have occurred in 1769. Other notable families joined the settlement including the Shepherds (see Monument Place), the Wetzels, and the McCollochs (see McColloch's Leap). It was officially established as a town in 1795 and incorporated in 1806. By an act of the Virginia General Assembly on December 27, 1797, Wheeling was named the county seat of Ohio County.[2] Ebenezer Zane (1747-1811) was an American pioneer and land speculator. ... The Zane family is an important family in the history of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ...


Fort Henry

Originally dubbed Fort Fincastle in 1774, the fort was later renamed Fort Henry in honor of Virginia's American Governor Patrick Henry. In 1777, Native American tribes of the surrounding areas joined to attack settlements along the Ohio River. Local men later joined by recruits from Fort Shepherd (in Elm Grove) and Fort Holliday. The native attacking force subsequently burned the surrounding cabins and destroyed livestock. Fort Henry was a fort which stood along Ohio River where the town of Wheeling, West Virginia, is now located. ... Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his stirring oratory. ...

"McColloch's Leap"

During the first attack of the year, Major Samuel McColloch led a small force of men from Fort Vanmetre along Short Creek to assist the besieged Fort Henry. McColloch was separated from his men and was chased by attacking tribesmen. Upon his horse, McColloch charged up Wheeling Hill and made what is known as McColloch's Leap 300 feet down its eastern side. Image File history File links McColloch's_Leap. ... Image File history File links McColloch's_Leap. ...


Later in 1777, a native army along with some British soldiers attempted to take Fort Henry. During this siege, Fort Henry's supply of ammunition was exhausted. The defenders decided to dispatch one of its men to secure more ammunition from the Zane homestead. Elizabeth Zane (known as "Betty") volunteered for the dangerous task. During her departing run, she was heckled by both native and British soldiers. Upon successfully reaching the Zane homestead, she gathered a table cloth and filled it with gunpowder. During her return, she was fired upon but was uninjured. It is believed that one bullet did, in fact, pierce her clothing. As a result of Zane's heroism, Fort Henry remained in American control.[2]


Geography

Downtown Wheeling
Downtown Wheeling

Wheeling is located at 40°4′13″N, 80°41′55″W (40.070348, -80.698604)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 41.0 km² (15.8 mi²). 36.0 km² (13.9 mi²) of it is land and 4.9 km² (1.9 mi²) of it (12.07%) is water. Image File history File linksMetadata Downtown_Wheeling_WV.jpg Summary Downtown w:Wheeling, West Virginia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Downtown_Wheeling_WV.jpg Summary Downtown w:Wheeling, West Virginia. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Big Wheeling Creek flows through the city, and meets the Ohio River in downtown Wheeling. The Wheeling Creek Watershed has a drainage basin of approximately approximately 29. ... The Ohio River is the largest tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. ...


The city is located both on the West Virginia side of the Ohio River and on an island in the middle of the river called Wheeling Island. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... The Ohio River is the largest tributary by volume of the Mississippi River. ... Wheeling Island is an island on the Ohio River within the City of Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 7,885
1850 11,435 45.0%
1860 14,083 23.2%
1870 19,280 36.9%
1880 30,737 59.4%
1890 34,522 12.3%
1900 38,878 12.6%
1910 41,641 7.1%
1920 56,208 35.0%
1930 61,659 9.7%
1940 61,099 -0.9%
1950 58,891 -3.6%
1960 53,400 -9.3%
1970 48,188 -9.8%
1980 43,070 -10.6%
1990 34,882 -19.0%
2000 31,419 -9.9%

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 31,419 people, 13,719 households, and 7,806 families residing in the city. The population density was 872.1/km² (2,258.4/mi²). There were 15,706 housing units at an average density of 436.0/km² (1,128.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.72% White, 4.99% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population. The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 13,719 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 38.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.89. Matrimony redirects here. ...

Different architectural styles, from Mansard to Italianate, make up these townhouses in Wheeling.
Different architectural styles, from Mansard to Italianate, make up these townhouses in Wheeling.

The age distribution is 20.6% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.6 males. Image File history File linksMetadata Buildings_DowntownWheelingWV.jpg Summary Buildings in downtown w:Wheeling, West Virginia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Buildings_DowntownWheelingWV.jpg Summary Buildings in downtown w:Wheeling, West Virginia. ... Mansard in architecture refers to a style of hip roof characterized by two slopes on each of its four sides with the lower slope being steeper than the upper slope. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $27,388, and the median income for a family was $38,708. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $22,099 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,923. About 13.1% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Under West Virginia law, cities may adopt the Manager-Mayor Plan. The elected mayor presides over meetings of the Wheeling City Council which is comprised of 6 members elected from geographic wards. City Council members serve four year terms. City Council also confirms executive nominations for members to various boards which have limited regulatory authority including the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, and the Traffic Commission.[1] The City Manager serves as Chief Executive and Administrative officer for the city.[2] The current Mayor of Wheeling is Nick Sparachane, and the current City Manager of Wheeling is Robert Herron. The current members of City Council are - Gloria Delbrugge (1st Ward), Vernon Seals (2nd Ward), Robert E. "Herk" Henry (3rd Ward), Brent Bush (4th Ward), Vice-Mayor Mike Nau (5th Ward), and Barry Crow (6th Ward). City elections will be held in 2008.


Attractions

West Virginia Independence Hall
West Virginia Independence Hall

Wheeling features several municipal parks including Oglebay Park and Wheeling Park. It is also the site of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge which was once the longest suspension bridge in the world. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 456 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 456 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... This is a partial list of municipal parks in the United States. ... Oglebay Park is a municipal park located on 1,650 acres (6. ... The Wheeling Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the East channel of Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia. ... A suspension bridge is a type of bridge that has been made since ancient times as early as CE 100. ...


West Virginia Independence Hall was the site of the Wheeling Convention From 1861-1863, the building housed heated debates on the Virginia Ordinance of Secession, the First Constitutional Convention of West Virginia [3], and naming the State [4]. West Virginia Independence Hall (1858) West Virginia Independence Hall (2006) West Virginia Independence Hall is located in Wheeling, West Virginia and housed the First and Second Wheeling Conventions (1861) as well as the West Virginia Constitutional Convention (1863). ... The Wheeling Convention, held in Wheeling, West Virginia in 1861, was a series of two meetings that ultimately repealed the Ordinance of Secession passed by Virginia, thus establishing the splinter state of West Virginia. ... The Ordinance of Secession was the document drafted and ratified in 1860 and 1861 by the seceding states that officially declared their secession from the United States of America. ...


Gaming has also come to Wheeling. Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center is located on Wheeling Island. It is home to greyhound racing and slots. The success of Wheeling Island Racetrack has generated much debate about further legalisation of table gaming in the Wheeling area. The Greyhound is a breed of dog used for companionship, coursing game and racing. ...


Education

West Virginia Northern Community College

See Also: Ohio County, West Virginia - Education Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 496 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 496 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ...


The Wheeling area is home to West Liberty State College, a public four-year college, and a private Jesuit university, Wheeling Jesuit University, which has received the highest academic ranking of any college or university in the state. The main branch of West Virginia Northern Community College is also located in downtown Wheeling. West Liberty State College is a state college located in West Liberty, West Virginia near Wheeling. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... Wheeling Jesuit University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC, or simply Northern) is a public, multi-campus community college located in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia. ...


As elsewhere in West Virginia, K-12 schools are organized at the county level of government. The public school system, Ohio County Schools, consists of 13 schools. There are nine elementary schools, four middle schools, and Wheeling Park High School. There also exist several private and parochial schools including Wheeling Central Catholic High School, Mount de Chantal Academy, and the Linsly School. Wheeling Park High School is a high school in Wheeling, West Virginia, and is the only public high school serving Ohio County, West Virginia. ... Wheeling Central Catholic High School is a parochial, Roman Catholic high school in Wheeling, West Virginia. ...


Entertainment

Wheeling has an old-style theater, the Capitol Music Hall. The Music Hall was home to a popular radio program in the early forties, It's Wheeling Steel, featuring musical performances by workers at a local steel plant. Nowadays, the Capitol Music Hall welcomes musical performances of all types. It is also the performance hall of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. It has also served as the home for Jamboree USA. The Capitol Music Hall is the largest theatre in the state of West Virginia, with some 2,500 seats. The Capitol Music Hall was sold by Clear Channel Communications to LiveNation in the Spring of 2005, since the purchase by LiveNation the Capitol Music Hall has remained dormant, although certain limited engagements are still held there. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the company. ...


Wheeling is also home to the Wheeling Nailers hockey team. The Nailers play in the WesBanco Arena (formerly the Wheeling Civic Center), and participate in the North division, American Conference of the ECHL. Also, the Ohio Valley Greyhounds of United Indoor Football play at WesBanco Arena. The Wheeling Nailers are an ECHL ice hockey team based in Wheeling, West Virginia. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Wheeling Nailers are an ECHL ice hockey team based in Wheeling, West Virginia. ... The WesBanco Arena (formerly Wheeling Civic Center) is a 5,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Wheeling, West Virginia. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... The Ohio Valley Greyhounds are a professional arena football team. ... United Indoor Football is an indoor football league that was started in 2005. ...


Media

The Fort Henry Bridge carries I-70, US 40, and US 250 across the Ohio River, Wheeling, West Virginia
The Fort Henry Bridge carries I-70, US 40, and US 250 across the Ohio River, Wheeling, West Virginia

Due to its close proximity to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wheeling is heavily influenced by Pittsburgh's broadcast media outlets which are easily received in the area. In addition to the Pittsburgh outlets the Wheeling television market is served by CBS affiliate WTRF-TV Channel 7, PBS affiliate W41AA Channel 41, and NBC affiliate WTOV-TV Channel 9 in nearby Steubenville, Ohio. The city is served by cable television provider Comcast. Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 630 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 630 KB)This is a file from the Wikimedia Commons, a repository of free content hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... WTRF-TV channel 7 is the CBS affiliate serving Northern West Virginia, North Central West Virginia, Eastern Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania. ... West Virginia Public Broadcasting is the statewide PBS network of television stations in West Virginia, whose flagship station is WPBY, based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... WTOV-TV, channel 9, is a television station in the United States. ... Nickname: The City of Murals Location within the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Jefferson Mayor Dominic Mucci (D) Area    - City (Land) 26. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Wheeling Radio is home to WWVA 1170 AM, the state's only 50,000 watt AM station which can be heard throughout the East Coast at night. WVLY 1370 AM and WKKX 1600 AM provides local news, sports, and talk. On the FM dial WVKF 95.7, WKWK 93.7, WOVK 98.7 and WEGW 107.5 provides the area with various music genres. The Wheeling area is also the home of WVJW, a listener supported commercial-free station which also serves as the local Pacifica affiliate. A number of translators and repeater stations provide NPR and American Family Radio networks. WWVA is an AM radio station that broadcasts on a frequency of 1170 khz with studios in Wheeling, West Virginia, USA and owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... WVJW is a listener supported commercial-free station affiliated Pacifica Radio serving the Wheeling radio market. ... Pacifica Radio Network. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ...


The city is home to The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register newspapers. Both The Intelligencer and the Wheeling News-Register are owned by Ogden Newspapers Inc., which is also based in Wheeling. The Intelligencer is published weekday mornings and Saturdays, while the News-Register is published weekday afternoons and Sundays. The Times-Leader of Martins Ferry, Ohio, another Ogden Newspapers Inc. paper, also covers Wheeling issues. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is distributed in and around Wheeling as an "outlying area". It reports on Wheeling issues usually only if it only affects those in the Pittsburgh area as well, although this has changed due to many residents in and around Wheeling reading the Post-Gazette more often. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the PG, is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ...


Infastructure

Companies based in Wheeling

  • Wesbanco Banks
  • Stone & Thomas (defunct department store chain formerly headquartered in Wheeling)

Stone & Thomas was a United States chain of department stores. ...

People from Wheeling

Leon Chu Berry (September 13, 1908 – October 30, 1941) was an American jazz saxophonist. ... John Corbett as Aidan Shaw on Sex and the City John Corbett (May 9, 1961 in Wheeling, West Virginia) is an American actor who has co-starred in two successful television series to date: Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995 and Sex and the City (spanning 20 episodes from 2001... Rebecca Blaine Harding Davis (1831-1910; born Rebecca Blaine Harding) was an American author and journalist. ... Joyce DeWitt, from the opening credits of Threes Company. ... Douglas George Fetherling (born 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia) is a Canadian poet and essayist. ... Walter L. Fisher was United States Secretary of the Interior under President William Howard Taft from 1911 to 1913. ... Gene Lewis Freese (born January 8, 1934 in Wheeling, West Virginia) was a third baseman in American Major League Baseball for 12 seasons (1955-66). ... Categories: Stub | Baseball players | Cleveland Blues players | Cincinnati Outlaw Reds players | St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Chuck Howley (born June 28, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia a Pittsburgh suburb) was an American football linebacker who spent most of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. ... William Stanley Mazeroski (born September 5, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia), nicknamed Maz, and also called simply The Glove by radio broadcaster Bob Prince, is a former Major League Baseball player. ... Cy Morgan baseball card, 1910 Harry Richard Morgan (November 10, 1878 - June 28, 1962) born in Pomeroy, Ohio was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert William Bob Ney (born July 5, 1954) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Image:Tim OBrien. ... Walter Philip Reuther (September 1, 1907 – May 10, 1970) was an American labor union leader, who made the United Automobile Workers a major force not only in the auto industry but also in the Democratic party]] in the mid 20th century. ... John Joliffe Yarnall (1786 - 1815) was an officer in the United States Navy during the War of 1812 and the Second Barbary War. ... Eleanor Steber Eleanor Steber, (born Wheeling, West Virginia, 17 July 1916 - died Langhorne, Pennsylvania. ... Look up soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, seen from Lincoln Center Plaza A full house at the old Metropolitan Opera House, seen from the rear of the stage, at the Metropolitan Opera House for a concert by pianist Józef Hofmann, November 28, 1937. ... Joanne Dru (January 31, 1922 – September 10, 1996) was an American film actress. ... For other uses, see NBC (disambiguation). ...

Wheeling in Fiction

  • Wheeling is referred to in Bat Boy: The Musical as the nearest large town to Hope Falls, where the story takes place. It is also the home of the mysterious 'Institute', representatives of which come to capture the protagonist in the show's finale just moments too late.
  • Wheeling is referred to in Columbus, Ohio-set "Family Ties" when Michael J. Fox's character says, "let's go down to Wheeling, West Virginia..." because the legal drinking age at the time was eighteen in West Virgina whereas Fox and his friends were unable to inbibe in Ohio where the drinking age had already been raised to twenty-one.
  • Billy Joel's hit "Billy the Kid" references the ballad's antagonist's birthplace as Wheeling, West Virginia.

Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area    - City 550. ...

See also

Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ... This is a list of cities, towns and communities along the Ohio River in the United States. ...

References

  1. ^ [2006] (2006) Sullivan, Ken: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. West Virginia Humanities Council. ISBN 0-9778498-0-5. 
  2. ^ a b [1902] (1902) Cranmer, Hon. Gibson Lamb.: History of Wheeling City and Ohio County, West Virginia and Representative Citizens. Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company. 
  3. ^ [1969] (1979) Reichler, Joseph L.: The Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 
  • Minder, Mike. Wheeling’s Gambling History to 1976. Wheeling: Nail City Publishing, 1997.

External links

Northern Panhandle of West Virginia The Northern Panhandle of West Virginia
Counties

Brooke | Hancock | Marshall | Ohio Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links NorthernPanhandle. ... Northern panhandle The Northern Panhandle is a region in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Brooke County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ...

Communities

Beech Bottom | Benwood | Bethlehem | Bethany | Cameron | Chester | Clearview | Follansbee | Glen Dale | McMechen | Moundsville | New Cumberland | Triadelphia | Valley Grove | Weirton | Wellsburg | West Liberty | Wheeling | Windsor Heights Beech Bottom is a village located in Brooke County, West Virginia. ... Benwood is a city located in Marshall County, West Virginia. ... Bethlehem is a village located in Ohio County, West Virginia. ... Bethany is a town located in Brooke County, West Virginia. ... Cameron is a city located in Marshall County, West Virginia. ... Chester is a city located in Hancock County, West Virginia. ... Clearview is a village located in Ohio County, West Virginia. ... Follansbee is a city located in Brooke County, West Virginia. ... Glen Dale is a city located in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. ... McMechen is a city in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. ... Moundsville is a city located in Marshall County, West Virginia. ... New Cumberland is a city located in Hancock County, West Virginia. ... Triadelphia is a town located in Ohio County, West Virginia. ... Valley Grove is a village located in Ohio County, West Virginia. ... Weirton is a city located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. ... Wellsburg is a city in Brooke County, West Virginia, zip code 26070. ... West Liberty is a town located in Ohio County, West Virginia, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,220. ... Windsor Heights is a village located in Brooke County, West Virginia. ...

Attractions

Bethany College | Chester Teapot | Grave Creek Mound | Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort | Oglebay Park | Tomlinson Run State Park | West Liberty State College | West Virginia Northern Community College | Wheeling Jesuit University | Wheeling Suspension Bridge Bethany College can refer to any of the following colleges: Bethany College in Scotts Valley, California Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas Bethany College of West Virginia Bethany Lutheran College This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Chester teapot is the Worlds Largest Teapot, which measures 14 feet (4. ... 62 feet high and 240 feet in diameter, the Grave Creek Mound is the largest conical type burial mound in the United States. ... Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort is a thoroughbred racetrack and casino resort located in Chester, West Virginia. ... Oglebay Park is a municipal park located on 1,650 acres (6. ... Tomlinson Run State Park sits on 1,398-acres (5. ... West Liberty State College is a state college located in West Liberty, West Virginia near Wheeling. ... West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC, or simply Northern) is a public, multi-campus community college located in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia. ... Wheeling Jesuit University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The Wheeling Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the East channel of Ohio River at Wheeling, West Virginia. ...

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Topics

Cities | Towns | Villages | Census-designated places | Governors | Colleges and universities Image File history File links Flag_of_West_Virginia. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... List of cities in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of villages in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of census-designated places in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... This is a list of Governors of West Virginia Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of West Virginia ... This is a list of colleges and universities in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...

Capital

Charleston Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Official website: www. ...

Regions

Allegheny Mountains | Allegheny Plateau | Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area | Charleston Metropolitan Area | Cumberland Plateau | Eastern Panhandle | North-Central West Virginia | Northern Panhandle | Potomac Highlands | Ridge-and-valley Appalachians | Southern West Virginia This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Allegheny Mountain Range (also spelled Alleghany and Allegany) -- informally, the Alleghenies -- is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range of the eastern United States. ... The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in southern New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. ... It has been suggested that Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA be merged into this article or section. ... The Charleston WV metroploitan area or the Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area is the largest metro area in the state of West Virginia. ... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... Eastern panhandle The Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia is a narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ... Map of North-Central WV North-Central West Virginia is a region of the U.S. State of West Virginia. ... Northern panhandle The Northern Panhandle is a region in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Potomac Highlands The Potomac Highlands of West Virginia is the root of the Eastern Panhandle, bordering Maryland and Virginia. ... The Ridge-and-valley Appalachians are a belt within the Appalachian Mountains extending from northern New Jersey westward into Pennsylvania and southward into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. ... Southern West Virginia is a culturally and geographically distinct region in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...

Major
cities

Charleston | Huntington | Parkersburg | Wheeling | Morgantown List of cities in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Official website: www. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... Parkersburg is the county seat of Wood CountyGR6. ... Morgantown is a city in Monongalia County,GR6 West Virginia, on the banks of the Monongahela River. ...

Smaller
cities

Beckley | Bluefield | Clarksburg | Cross Lanes | Fairmont | Martinsburg | Saint Albans | South Charleston | Teays Valley | Vienna | Weirton List of cities in West Virginia, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Alfred Beckley Beckley is a city in Raleigh County, West Virginia, USA and founded on April 4, 1838. ... Bluefield is a city located in Mercer County, West Virginia. ... Clarksburg is a city located in Harrison County, West Virginia. ... Cross Lanes is an unincorporated census-designated place suburb of Charleston, WV located in Kanawha County, West Virginia. ... Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 19,097 at the 2000 census. ... Martinsburg is a city located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ... The Kanawha River in St. ... South Charleston is a city in Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA. The population was 13,390 at the 2000 census. ... Teays Valley is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Putnam County, West Virginia. ... Vienna is a city located in Wood County, West Virginia. ... Weirton is a city located in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. ...

Counties

Barbour | Berkeley | Boone | Braxton | Brooke | Cabell | Calhoun | Clay | Doddridge | Fayette | Gilmer | Grant | Greenbrier | Hampshire | Hancock | Hardy | Harrison | Jackson | Jefferson | Kanawha | Lewis | Lincoln | Logan | Marion | Marshall | Mason | McDowell | Mercer | Mineral | Mingo | Monongalia | Monroe | Morgan | Nicholas | Ohio | Pendleton | Pleasants | Pocahontas | Preston | Putnam | Raleigh | Randolph | Ritchie | Roane | Summers | Taylor | Tucker | Tyler | Upshur | Wayne | Webster | Wetzel | Wirt | Wood | Wyoming This is a list of counties in West Virginia: West Virginia county boundaries Barbour County Berkeley County Boone County Braxton County Brooke County Cabell County Calhoun County Clay County Doddridge County Fayette County Gilmer County Grant County Greenbrier County Hampshire County Hancock County Hardy County Harrison County Jackson County Jefferson... Barbour County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Berkeley County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Boone County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Braxton County is a county located in the central part of the state of West Virginia. ... Brooke County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Cabell County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Clay County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Doddridge County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Gilmer County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Greenbrier County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Hardy County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Kanawha County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... McDowell County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Mineral County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Mingo County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Monongalia County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Nicholas County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Ohio County is a county located in the northern panhandle of the state of West Virginia. ... Pendleton County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Pleasants County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Pocahontas County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Preston County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Raleigh County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Randolph County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Ritchie County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Roane County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Summers County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Taylor County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Tucker County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Tyler County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Upshur County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Webster County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Wetzel County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... The Wirt County Courthouse in Elizabeth Wirt County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Wood County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Wyoming County is located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...


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Wheeling, West Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1027 words)
Wheeling is a city in West Virginia, in the United States.
Wheeling was the location of the Wheeling Convention, which established the state of West Virginia, and was the first capital city of the state.
The city is located both on the West Virginia side of the Ohio River and on an island in the middle of the river called Wheeling Island.
Wheeling West Virginia (381 words)
Wheeling West Virginia is the seat of Ohio County.
Wheeling was laid out in 1793, incorporated in 1806, and first chartered as a city in 1836.
Union supporters organized the state of West Virginia in Wheeling on June 20, 1863, and the city served as the state capital from 1863 to 1870 and from 1875 to 1885.
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