Wheeler, Virginia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Wheeler, Virginia
Unincorporated community
Wheeler is located in Virginia
Wheeler
Wheeler
Wheeler is located in the United States
Wheeler
Wheeler
Coordinates: 36°37′19″N 83°33′19″W / 36.62194°N 83.55528°W / 36.62194; -83.55528Coordinates: 36°37′19″N 83°33′19″W / 36.62194°N 83.55528°W / 36.62194; -83.55528
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyLee
Elevation
1,280 ft (390 m)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)276
GNIS feature ID1500308[1]

Wheeler is an unincorporated community in Lee County, Virginia. Wheeler is located along U.S. Route 58 6.5 miles (10.5 km) east-northeast of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. It is the southwesternmost populated place in Virginia. Wheeler is closer to 9 different state capitals (KY, WV, TN, GA, SC, IN, OH, NC, AL) than it is to the capital of its own state (Richmond, 411 miles away).

History[edit]

The community was likely named for the Wheeler family of pioneer settlers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wheeler, Virginia
  2. ^ Tennis, Joe (2004). Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to See. The Overmountain Press. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-57072-256-1.