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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Shannon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shannon and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Shannon:
    • 40.158127, -80.626742
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Shannon
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Shannon ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Shannon.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Shannon.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 24 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Wyoming County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Shannon [Wyoming County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Shannon is located in Jefferson County and lies 579 miles [931.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Shannon.
    • Arkansas
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Shannon [Lincoln County].
      • Randolph County
      • This Shannon is located in Randolph County and lies 622 miles [1,001 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Shannon.
    • British Columbia
      • This Shannon lies 2,148 miles [3,456.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • California
      • Santa Clara County
      • This Shannon is located in Santa Clara County and lies 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km]<2> to the west of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Clara County community of Shannon.
    • Georgia
      • Fayette County
      • This Shannon is located in Fayette County and lies 512 miles [824 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Shannon.
      • Floyd County
      • This Shannon is located in Floyd County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km] to the south southwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Shannon.
    • Illinois
      • Carroll County
      • This Shannon is located in Carroll County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Shannon.
    • Kansas
      • Anderson County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Anderson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Shannon.
      • Atchison County
      • This Shannon is located in Atchison County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<2> to the west of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atchison County community of Shannon.
      • Riley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Shannon [Riley County].
    • Kentucky
      • Mason County
      • This Shannon is located in Mason County and lies 206 miles [331.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Shannon.
    • Mississippi
      • Lee County
      • This Shannon is located in Lee County and lies 609 miles [980.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Shannon.
    • Nevada
      • Eureka County
      • This Shannon is located in Eureka County and lies 1,865 miles [3,001.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eureka County community of Shannon.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Shannon lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • North Carolina
      • Robeson County
      • This Shannon is located in Robeson County and lies 375 miles [603.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robeson County community of Shannon.
    • Ohio
      • Coshocton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Shannon [Coshocton County].
      • Muskingum County
      • This Shannon is located in Muskingum County and lies 77 miles [123.9 km]<2> to the west of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskingum County community of Shannon.
      • Sandusky County
      • This Shannon is located in Sandusky County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km] to the northwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sandusky County community of Shannon.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Shannon is located in Lane County and lies 2,192 miles [3,527.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Shannon.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Shannon [Clarion County].
    • Quebec
      • This Shannon lies 649 miles [1,044.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Shannon is located in Aiken County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<2> to the south of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Shannon.
      • Colleton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Shannon [Colleton County].
    • Texas
      • Clay County
      • This Shannon is located in Clay County and lies 1,075 miles [1,730 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Shannon that is located in Ohio County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Shannon.
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Shannon [Montgomery County].

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 wonder 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 [Brooke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Bottom
    • Beech Bottom [Brooke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Shannon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Bottom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Bottom
  • Bethany [Brooke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Brooke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Shannon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 800 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<5>
  • Betty Zane [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Betty Zane
    • Betty Zane [Ohio County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Betty Zane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Betty Zane
  • Clearview [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview [Ohio County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Shannon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 481 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Echo Point [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Point
      • Echo Point [Ohio County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Point
    • Florence [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Belmont County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Glenns Run [Ohio County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenns Run
      • Glenns Run [Ohio County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenns Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Greggsville [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greggsville
      • Greggsville [Ohio County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greggsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greggsville
    • Power [Brooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power
      • Power [Brooke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power
    • Rush Run [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rush Run
      • Rush Run [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rush Run
    • Short Creek [Brooke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Creek
      • Short Creek [Brooke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Creek
    • Stringer [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringer
      • Stringer [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringer
    • Terminal Junction [Belmont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terminal Junction
      • Terminal Junction [Belmont County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terminal Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terminal Junction
    • Valley Grove [Ohio County]
    • Warwood [Ohio County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warwood
      • Warwood [Ohio County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwood
    • Willow Springs [Ohio County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs
      • Willow Springs [Ohio County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Shannon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday December 4, 1868 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Wednesday May 27, 1953 at the age of 84. He is buried at St. John's Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett<6>
    • William Russell 'Russ' Craft     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia).
      • Wellsburg is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft<6>
    • Henrietta Crosman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at the age of 83. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman<6>
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Thomas A. Franckhauser     (Professional football)
    • Gene 'Augie' Freese     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday January 8, 1934 and died in Metairie (Louisiana) on Tueday June 18, 2013 at the age of 79. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene 'Augie' Freese<6>
    • Clark Gable     (Oscar winning actor)
      • 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 the age of 59. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Cadiz is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clark Gable<6>
    • Rob Garrison     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Saturday January 23, 1960 and died in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday September 27, 2019 at the age of 59. The body was cremated.
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Shannon.
      • Wheeling is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rob Garrison<6>
    • Alex John Groza     (Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Thursday October 7, 1926 and died in San Diego (California) on Saturday January 21, 1995 at the age of 68. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Martins Ferry is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex John Groza<6>
    • Gary Michael Jeter     (Professional football)
      • 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 the age of 61. We don't have any burial details.
      • Weirton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter<6>
    • John Joseph 'Johnny' Lipon     (Professional baseball)
    • Robert 'Bob' Malloy     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Canonsburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 28, 1918 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Tueday February 20, 2007 at the age of 88. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Canonsburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Malloy<6>
    • William Holmes McGuffey     (Author, educator)
      • Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at the age of 72.
      • Claysville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Shannon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey<6>

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 community of Shannon once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Shannon and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Wheeling, which is the Seat of Ohio County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<2> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Shannon to Charleston, with an average speed<7>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) 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,991 miles [9,641.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,710 miles [10,798.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,585 miles [7,378.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Shannon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1581, Longitude: -80.6267       In this case, the coordinates for Shannon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.989 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.017 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.81 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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