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Snow Hill, Texas
(Polk County)

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

The Polk County sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Trinity County

Sighting report for Tyler 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

The website, centered on Snow Hill.

How Far From Snow Hill to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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:

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Polk County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Snow Hill to Livingston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 181 miles [291.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,141 miles [1,836.3 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 7,001 miles [11,267 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 7,724 miles [12,430.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,600 miles [9,012.3 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.

Asia   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Snow Hill   [Map]

Hortense   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Moscow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Peach Tree Village   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Pluck   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Seven Oaks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Skinner Town   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Sulphur   -   10 miles [16.1 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 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.

Pete Runnels

Major League Baseball. He was born in Lufkin (Texas) on Saturday January 28, 1928 and died in Pasadena (Texas) on Monday May 20, 1991 at an age of 63. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Lufkin [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Snow Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pete Runnels<7>

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

Collin County

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

Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the North Northwest.

San Jacinto County

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

Distance: About 31 miles [49.9 km] to the Southwest.

Upshur County

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

Distance: About 123 miles [197.9 km] to the North.

Communities Outside of Texas

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Dale County

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

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

Wilcox County

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

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East.


Ouachita County

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

Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the Northeast.


Seminole County

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

Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the East.


Parke County

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

Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Randolph County

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

Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the Northeast.


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.


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.


Cecil County

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

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the Northeast.

Worcester County

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

Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Camden County

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

Distance: About 1,266 miles [2,037.4 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Greene County

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

Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Perquimans County

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

Distance: About 1,108 miles [1,783.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Sampson County

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

Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Stokes County

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

Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the East Northeast.

Warren County

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

Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the East Northeast.


Butler County

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

Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the Northeast.

Clinton County

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

Distance: About 850 miles [1,367.9 km] to the Northeast.


Hamilton County

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

Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East Northeast.


King and Queen County

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

Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince William County

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

Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the Northeast.

Nicholas County

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

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

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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.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 30.9938, Longitude: -94.8091     [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 318.403 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.453 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.995 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:

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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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