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Statistics & Facts
Statistics & Facts
The Virginia state capital is Richmond.
The population of Wise is approximately 3286 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,419 (1990), 1488 (2010).
The amount of land area in Wise is 7.886 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Wise to Washington DC is 342 miles.
The distance to the Virginia state capital is 292 miles. (as the crow flies)
Wise is positioned 36.97 degrees north of the equator and 82.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Birthplace of George C. Scott
Born here October 18, 1927. For more details, click on Wise Historical Events.
Birthplace of Carroll Dale, All American and NFL All-Pro end, who played for the
Virginia Tech and the Green Bay Packers under the legendary Vince Lombardi.
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Wise Historical Events 1927, October 18
Birthplace of George C. Scott, Academy Award winning actor, star of stage & screen. (1927-1999)
"Appeared in the films, "The Hustler," "Dr. Strangelove," "The Flim Flam Man, and starred in "Patton."
George Campbell Scott, the grandson of a coal miner, was born on Oct. 18, 1927, in the Appalachian coal town, Wise, Va. Facing the Depression, his father moved his family to Detroit. (New York Times, Obituary - 1999 24 September)
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