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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Silver City 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 community such as Silver City to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Silver City to:

  • Bonham [Map], which is the Seat of Fannin County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Silver City to Bonham, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 243 miles [391.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,917 miles [11,131.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,651 miles [12,313.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,530 miles [8,899.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Silver City ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Silver City.

Within Texas, there are 5 communities which are also named Silver City. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 23 communities in the United States and Canada - with 25 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Other Communities Located In Texas

Coryell County

Our profile page for Silver City, Coryell County
This community is historic.<7>
Although located in Coryell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Milam County

Our profile page for Silver City, Milam County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Silver City, Montgomery County
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Navarro County

Our profile page for Silver City, Navarro County   [Map]
Distance: About 110 miles [177 km] to the South Southwest

Red River County

Our profile page for Silver City, Red River County   [Map]
Distance: About 59 miles [95 km] to the East Northeast


Communities Outside of Texas

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 GeorgiaMichiganNorth CarolinaUtah
 IdahoMississippiOklahomaYukon

Alberta

Our profile page for Silver City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Arkansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Silver City, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Silver City, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the West Northwest

Shasta County

Our profile page for Silver City, Shasta County
This community is historic.
Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tulare County

Our profile page for Silver City, Tulare County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,294 miles [2,082.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Georgia

Forsyth County

Our profile page for Silver City, Forsyth County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the East

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Idaho

Owyhee County

Our profile page for Silver City, Owyhee County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the Northwest

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Iowa

Mills County

Our profile page for Silver City, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North

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Kansas

Woodson County

Our profile page for Silver City, Woodson County
This community is historic.
Although located in Woodson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Butler County

Our profile page for Silver City, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Ontonagon County

Our profile page for Silver City, Ontonagon County   [Map]
Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Silver City, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the East

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Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Silver City, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Silver City, Clark County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the West Northwest

Lyon County

Our profile page for Silver City, Lyon County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the West Northwest

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New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Silver City, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Hoke County

Our profile page for Silver City, Hoke County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the East

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Oklahoma

Creek County

Our profile page for Silver City, Creek County   [Map]
Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the North

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Ontario

Our profile page for Silver City
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Pennington County

Our profile page for Silver City, Pennington County   [Map]
Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Silver City, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the East Northeast

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Utah

Juab County

Our profile page for Silver City, Juab County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Yukon

Our profile page for Silver City   [Map]
Distance: About 2,668 miles [4,293.7 km] to the North Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Silver City ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bug Tussle (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Silver City   [Map]
Clutter Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Cotton Center   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Flag Springs   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Flat Prairie   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hail   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Prairie Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Silver City. 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.

Benny Binion
  Businessman, founder of Binion's Horseshoe Casino. He was born in Pilot Grove (Texas) on Sunday November 20, 1904 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Monday December 25, 1989 at an age of 85. He was buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery (Nevada).

Pilot Grove [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Silver City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benny Binion<9>
 
James Boyd
  Musician. He was born in Ladonia (Texas) on Friday September 25, 1914 and died in Ladonia (Texas) on Thursday March 11, 1993 at an age of 78. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Ladonia [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Silver City

Ladonia [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Silver City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Boyd
 
Jim Boyd
  Musician. He was born in Ladonia (Texas) on Monday September 28, 1914 and died in Ladonia (Texas) on Thursday March 11, 1993 at an age of 78. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Ladonia [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Silver City

Ladonia [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Silver City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Boyd
 
Lynn Castile
  Actress. She was born in Reno (Nevada) on Tueday March 23, 1897 and died in Paris (Texas) on Friday April 8, 1977 at an age of 80. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Paris [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Silver City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Castile
 
Charlie Christian     (Charles Henry Christian)
  Musician. He was born in Bonham (Texas) on Saturday July 29, 1916 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Monday March 2, 1942 at an age of 25. He was buried at Gates Hill Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].

Bonham [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Silver City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Christian
 
John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Coleman (Texas) on Tueday April 27, 1909 and died in Bonham (Texas) on Tueday October 20, 1964 at an age of 55. He was buried at Carson Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].

Bonham [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Silver City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Fannin County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Silver City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Silver City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Silver City) 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 Silver City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Silver City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4882, Longitude: -95.9994     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silver City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Silver City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.495 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.054 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.217 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Silver City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Silver City 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.

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<9>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.

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