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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Shenandoah.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Shenandoah, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shenandoah and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Shenandoah

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Shenandoah. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Shenandoah.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Montgomery County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Montgomery County

Since Shenandoah is near Harris County and also Liberty County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Harris County

Sighting report for Liberty County

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Shenandoah ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Shenandoah.

Within Texas, the name Shenandoah is unique.

Beyond Texas, we know of another twenty communities that are located throughout in the United States.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Arapahoe County

This Shenandoah is located in Arapahoe County and lies 838 miles [1,348.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arapahoe County community of Shenandoah.

New Castle County

This Shenandoah is located in New Castle County and lies 1,290 miles [2,076.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Shenandoah.

Miami-Dade County

This Shenandoah is located in Miami-Dade County and lies 976 miles [1,570.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Miami-Dade County community of Shenandoah.

Columbia County

This Shenandoah is located in Columbia County and lies 815 miles [1,311.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Shenandoah.

Coweta County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Shenandoah [Coweta County].

DeKalb County

This Shenandoah is located in DeKalb County and lies 701 miles [1,128.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Shenandoah.

Will County

This Shenandoah is located in Will County and lies 887 miles [1,427.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Shenandoah.

Page County

This Shenandoah is located in Page County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the north of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Shenandoah.

East Baton Rouge Parish

This Shenandoah is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 265 miles [426.5 km]<1> to the east of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Shenandoah.

Ouachita Parish

This Shenandoah is located in Ouachita Parish and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita Parish community of Shenandoah.

Dutchess County

This Shenandoah is located in Dutchess County and lies 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dutchess County community of Shenandoah.

Cumberland County

This Shenandoah is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Shenandoah.

Richland County

This Shenandoah is located in Richland County and lies 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Shenandoah.

Schuylkill County

This Shenandoah is located in Schuylkill County and lies 1,303 miles [2,097 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Shenandoah.

Bradley County

This Shenandoah is located in Bradley County and lies 706 miles [1,136.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Shenandoah.

Hopewell City

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Shenandoah [Hopewell City].

Montgomery County

This Shenandoah is located in Montgomery County and lies 989 miles [1,591.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Shenandoah.

Page County

This Shenandoah is located in Page County and lies 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Shenandoah.

Prince William County

This Shenandoah is located in Prince William County and lies 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince William County community of Shenandoah.

Stafford County

This Shenandoah is located in Stafford County and lies 1,172 miles [1,886.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Shenandoah that is located in Montgomery County.

Link to Google Map centered on Shenandoah

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stafford County community of Shenandoah.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shenandoah ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cypresswood Glen [Harris County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Cypresswood Glen

Egypt lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Egypt

Five Oaks [Harris County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Five Oaks

Four Corners lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Four Corners

Londonderry [Harris County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Londonderry

Oklahoma lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Oklahoma

Sleepy Hollow lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Sleepy Hollow

Spring [Harris County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Spring

Willow [Harris County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Willow

Willow Forest [Harris County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Shenandoah

Link to Google Map centered on Willow Forest

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Shenandoah. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Producer, director, aviator, businessman. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at the age of 70. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).

Humble is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Shenandoah

Houston is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the south of Shenandoah

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.<3>

Producer, director, aviator, engineer, businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at the age of 70. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).

Humble is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Shenandoah

Houston is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the south of Shenandoah

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes. Jr.<3>

Professional basketball. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 1952 and died in The Woodlands (Texas) on Monday July 25, 2016 at the age of 64. He is buried at Paradise North Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).

Houston is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the south of Shenandoah

The Woodlands is located Less than 2 miles to the southwest of Shenandoah

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dwight Jones<3>

Professional basketball. He was born in Elmina (Texas) on Thursday October 22, 1925 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday October 18, 2012 at the age of 87. He is buried at Memorial Oaks Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).

Elmina is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Shenandoah

Houston is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the south of Shenandoah

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Slater 'Dugie' Martin<3>

How Far From Shenandoah to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Shenandoah to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Shenandoah and extending to:

  • Conroe, which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Shenandoah to Conroe, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<1> to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km]<1> to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 69 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,068 miles [11,374.8 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,791 miles [12,538.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,666 miles [9,118.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shenandoah: www.ci.shenandoah.tx.us/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.co.montgomery.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shenandoah) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shenandoah. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shenandoah

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shenandoah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1839, Longitude: -95.4547     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shenandoah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Shenandoah could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Shenandoah to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.707 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.704 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.352 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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