Wheeling Street

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Wheeling Street
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Origin of name Wheeling, West Virginia, from the Wheeling Branch of the B&O Railroad

Wheeling Street appears in the 1900 Hopkins atlas. It paralleled the Wheeling Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which ran through Streets Run;[1] today the rail line is the W&P Subdivision of the Allegheny Valley Railroad. Presumably this is the origin of the street name. Bob Regan includes "Wheeling" in a list of streets named for cities,[2] meaning Wheeling, West Virginia, the original terminus of the Wheeling Branch.


  1. Real Estate Plat-Book of the South-Eastern Vicinity of Pittsburgh, Penna.: From official records, private plans and actual surveys, plate 17. G. M. Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, 1900. https://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1900-map-1-plat-book-south-eastern-pittsburgh; https://historicpittsburgh.org/maps-hopkins/1900-map-2-plat-book-south-eastern-pittsburgh. [view source]hopkins-1900-southeast
  2. Bob Regan. The Names of Pittsburgh: How the city, neighborhoods, streets, parks and more got their names, p. 65. The Local History Company, Pittsburgh, 2009, ISBN 978-0-9770429-7-5. [view source]regan