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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Goldendale [Map], which is the Seat of Klickitat County, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Snowden to Goldendale, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Olympia [Map], which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 111 miles [178.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,280 miles [3,669.3 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 130 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,873 miles [11,061 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,637 miles [12,290.6 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,738 miles [9,234.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Snowden ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Snowden.

While the name Snowden is unique within Washington, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Washington

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Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Snowden, Siskiyou County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the South Southwest


Lake County

Our profile page for Snowden, Lake County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Lake County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Clark County

Our profile page for Snowden, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the East


Frederick County

Our profile page for Snowden, Frederick County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,245 miles [3,613 km] to the East

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Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Snowden, Saint Louis County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Lauderdale County

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

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Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Snowden, Roosevelt County   [Map]
Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Currituck County

Our profile page for Snowden, Currituck County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,405 miles [3,870.5 km] to the East

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Allegheny County

Our profile page for Snowden, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,098 miles [3,376.4 km] to the East

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Our profile page for Snowden   [Map]
Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

Our profile page for Snowden, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,359 miles [3,796.4 km] to the East

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Amherst County

Our profile page for Snowden, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,208 miles [3,553.4 km] to the East

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Snowden, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,285 miles [3,677.4 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Snowden, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Snowden ...

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.

B Z Corner   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Snowden   [Map]
Hood   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hood River (OR)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Klickitat   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Klickitat Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Laws Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lyle   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain Brook   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Straight Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Snowden. 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 'point-to-point' distance from Snowden. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Snowden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Snowden. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8323, Longitude: -121.3537     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snowden 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 Snowden 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 339.971 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.286 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.245 degrees.

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<7>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 Snowden 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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