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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Snyder 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 Snyder. 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 Snyder.

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

The Hale County sighting report from eBird.

Since Snyder is near Floyd County and also Swisher County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Floyd County

Sighting report for Swisher 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 Snyder.

How Far From Snyder 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 Snyder to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Plainview [Map], which is the Seat of Hale County, lies just to the North.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 352 miles [566.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Snyder to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 20 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 80 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,088 miles [11,407 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 7,837 miles [12,612.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,730 miles [9,221.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Snyder ...

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.

Cereal   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast of Snyder   [Map]

Cotton Center   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ellen   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Halfway   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Happy Union   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Harmony   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Plainview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Providence   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sandhill   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Six Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [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 Snyder. 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.

Jimmy Dean     (Jimmy Ray Dean)

Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (Texas) on Friday August 10, 1928 and died in Varina (Virginia) on Sunday June 13, 2010 at an age of 81.

Olton [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Snyder

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<7>

Communities Also Named Snyder ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Snyder.

Within Texas, there is just one other community named Snyder. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 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


Communities Outside of Texas

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ArkansasIowaNew YorkPennsylvania
 
British ColumbiaKansasNorth CarolinaUtah
 
ColoradoMichiganOhioVirginia
 
IllinoisMissouriOklahoma 
 
IndianaNebraskaOntario 

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Snyder, Ashley County   [Map]

Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the East.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Snyder   [Map]

Distance: About 1,824 miles [2,935.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Colorado

Morgan County

Our profile page for Snyder, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Weld County

Our profile page for Snyder, Weld County

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

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

Illinois

Clark County

Our profile page for Snyder, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the East Northeast.

Indiana

Henry County

Our profile page for Snyder, Henry County

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

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

Iowa

Union County

Our profile page for Snyder, Union County

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

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

Kansas

Ford County

Our profile page for Snyder, Ford County

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

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

Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Snyder, Jackson County

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

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

Oscoda County

Our profile page for Snyder, Oscoda County

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

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

Missouri

Chariton County

Our profile page for Snyder, Chariton County   [Map]

Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the Northeast.

Nebraska

Dodge County

Our profile page for Snyder, Dodge County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the North Northeast.

New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Snyder, Erie County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Snyder, Davidson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the East.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Snyder, Hamilton County

This community is historic.<9>

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

Mahoning County

Our profile page for Snyder, Mahoning County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Oklahoma

Kingfisher County

Our profile page for Snyder, Kingfisher County

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

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

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Snyder, Kiowa County   [Map]

Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Snyder   [Map]

Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Snyder, Indiana County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,304 miles [2,098.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Snyder, Mercer County

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

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

Northampton County

Our profile page for Snyder, Northampton County

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

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

Somerset County

Our profile page for Snyder, Somerset County

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

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

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Snyder, Westmoreland County

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

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

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Snyder, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Snyder, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,286 miles [2,069.6 km] to the East Northeast.

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Snyder) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snyder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1081, Longitude: -101.7310     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snyder 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 Snyder 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 323.517 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.864 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.837 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 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 Snyder 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 Snyder, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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