Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1769.
  • Incorporated in 1836.
  • The birth place of West Virginia and The First State Capitol.
  • 55 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh, 120 miles from Columbus, Ohio and 130 miles from Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Elevation is 687 feet above sea level.
  • Population is 31,400 (2000 Data).
  • Climate temperatures range from an average of 72.7¬†Fahrenheit in the summer to an average of 29.3¬†Fahrenheit in the winter. Average annual rainfall is 36" and snowfall is also 36".
  • Wheeling is the largest city in the Wheeling-Belmont County (Ohio) Metropolitan Statistical Area that includes Ohio and Marshall Counties, WV and Belmont County, OH.