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Introduction ...

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

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 Snow Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Snow Hill and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Snow Hill and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Snow Hill. 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 Snow Hill.

Bird Watching ...

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 Collin County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Collin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Snow Hill is near Hunt County and also Fannin County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hunt County

Sighting report for Fannin County

Waymarking ...

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 website, centered on Snow Hill.

How Far From Snow Hill to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Snow Hill and extending to:

  • McKinney [Map], which is the Seat of Collin County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Snow Hill to McKinney, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 221 miles [355.7 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 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,944 miles [11,175.3 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 7,678 miles [12,356.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,557 miles [8,943.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Snow Hill ...

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.

Arnold   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East of Snow Hill   [Map]

Biggers (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Climax   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Desert   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Farmersville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Floyd   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lane   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Merit   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Nobility   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Pike   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Snow Hill. 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.

James Edward 'Jimmy' Belken, Sr.

Musician. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Monday May 25, 1931 and died in Garland (Texas) on Saturday August 19, 2000 at an age of 69. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southwest of Snow Hill

Garland [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Edward 'Jimmy' Belken, Sr.<7>

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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benny Binion

Billy Bizor

Musician. He was born in Centerville (Texas) on Wednesday September 3, 1913 and died in Houston (Texas) on Friday April 4, 1969 at an age of 55. He was buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Centerville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bizor

James 'Jim' 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Snow Hill

Ladonia [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Jim' Boyd

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Christian

Bettye 'Mighty Mite' Danoff

Professional golf. She was born in Dallas (Texas) on Monday May 21, 1923 and died in McKinney (Texas) on Thursday December 22, 2011 at an age of 88. She was buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southwest of Snow Hill

McKinney [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bettye 'Mighty Mite' Danoff

Lawrence Clifton Elliott

Aviation pioneer. He was born in Greenville (Texas) on Saturday November 16, 1901 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Friday May 15, 1970 at an age of 68. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Greenville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Clifton Elliott

Mike Gaechter     (Michael Theodore Gaechter)

Professional football. He was born in Santa Monica (California) on Tueday January 9, 1940 and died in Frisco (Texas) on Monday August 17, 2015 at an age of 75. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Frisco [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Gaechter

Lee 'Lefty' Grissom

Major League Baseball. He was born in Sherman (Texas) on Wednesday October 23, 1907 and died in Corning (California) on Sunday October 4, 1998 at an age of 91. He was buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery (Tehama County, California) [Map].

Sherman [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee 'Lefty' Grissom

Frank Lane

Major League Baseball. He was born in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Saturday February 1, 1896 and died in Richardson (Texas) on Thursday March 19, 1981 at an age of 85. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Richardson [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Lane

Ormer Leslie Locklear

Aviation pioneer. He was born in Greenville (Texas) on Wednesday October 28, 1891 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday August 2, 1920 at an age of 28. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Greenville [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ormer Leslie Locklear

Forrest Matthews

Actor. He was born in McKinney (Texas) on Thursday September 24, 1908 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Thursday November 22, 1951 at an age of 43. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

McKinney [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Snow Hill

Dallas [Map] is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southwest of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Forrest Matthews

Norman McRae

Major League Baseball. He was born in Elizabeth (New Jersey) on Friday September 26, 1947 and died in Garland (Texas) on Friday July 25, 2003 at an age of 55. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Garland [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Norman McRae

Communities Also Named Snow Hill ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Snow Hill.

Within Texas, there are 3 communities which are also named Snow Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 23 communities in the United States - with 26 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

Polk County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the South Southeast.

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, San Jacinto County   [Map]

Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South Southeast.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 99 miles [159.3 km] to the East Southeast.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Dale County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Dale County   [Map]

Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East.

Wilcox County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Wilcox County   [Map]

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East.

Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the East.

Florida

Seminole County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Seminole County   [Map]

Distance: About 955 miles [1,536.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Parke County   [Map]

Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Northeast.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the Northeast.

Kansas

Labette County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Labette County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Labette County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Shelby County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Shelby County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Shelby County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Maryland

Cecil County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Cecil County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Worcester County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,221 miles [1,965 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Camden County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,265 miles [2,035.8 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Greene County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,074 miles [1,728.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Perquimans County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Perquimans County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Sampson County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Sampson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the East.

Stokes County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Stokes County   [Map]

Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the East Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Northeast.

Clinton County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

King and Queen County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, King and Queen County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince William County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Prince William County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,114 miles [1,792.8 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Snow Hill, Nicholas County   [Map]

Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the East Northeast.

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About Collin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.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 from Point A (ie- Snow Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snow Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2559, Longitude: -96.3841     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snow Hill 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 Snow Hill 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 319.724 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.293 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.419 degrees.

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<7>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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<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Snow Hill 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>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 Snow Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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