|Elevation||1,280 ft (390 m)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1500308|
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).
The community was likely named for the Wheeler family of pioneer settlers.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wheeler, Virginia
- 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.