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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Shannon once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Shannon to:

  • Wheeling [Map], which is the Seat of Ohio County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Shannon to Charleston, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 210 miles [338 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,991 miles [9,641.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,710 miles [10,798.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,585 miles [7,378.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Shannon ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Shannon.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Shannon. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 26 communities in the United States and Canada - with 24 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Shannon, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Southwest

Arkansas

Lincoln County

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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Shannon, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the West Southwest

British Columbia

Our profile page for Shannon   [Map]
Distance: About 2,148 miles [3,456.9 km] to the West Northwest

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California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Shannon, Santa Clara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km] to the West

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Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Shannon, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the South Southwest

Floyd County

Our profile page for Shannon, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Carroll County

Our profile page for Shannon, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Anderson County

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

Atchison County

Our profile page for Shannon, Atchison County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the West

Riley County

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

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Kentucky

Mason County

Our profile page for Shannon, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the West Southwest

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Shannon, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Southwest

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Nevada

Eureka County

Our profile page for Shannon, Eureka County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,865 miles [3,001.4 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Shannon   [Map]
Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Robeson County

Our profile page for Shannon, Robeson County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Coshocton County

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

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Shannon, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the West

Sandusky County

Our profile page for Shannon, Sandusky County   [Map]
Distance: About 154 miles [247.8 km] to the Northwest

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Shannon, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,192 miles [3,527.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Clarion County

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

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Quebec

Our profile page for Shannon   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Shannon, Aiken County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the South

Colleton County

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

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Texas

Clay County

Our profile page for Shannon, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Shannon, 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.

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shannon ...

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.

Beech Bottom   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Shannon   [Map]
Bethany   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Betty Zane   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Clearview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Echo Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Florence (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Glenns Run (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Greggsville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Power   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rush Run (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Short Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Stringer (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Terminal Junction (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Valley Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Warwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Willow Springs (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Shannon. 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.

Clark Gable     (William Clark Gable)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Cadiz (Ohio) on Friday February 1, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 16, 1960 at an age of 59. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Cadiz [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Shannon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<9>
 
Gary Michael Jeter
  Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shannon

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Shannon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Shannon. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shannon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1581, Longitude: -80.6267     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shannon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Shannon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.989 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.017 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.81 degrees.

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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 Shannon 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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