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

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Shannondale Ferry:
    • 39.227880, -77.841106
    • 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 Shannondale Ferry
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shannondale Ferry ...

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.

  • Blair [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blair
    • Blair [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannondale Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blair
  • Halltown [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halltown
    • Halltown [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Shannondale Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halltown
  • Harmony [Jefferson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Jefferson County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannondale Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Keys Gap [Loudoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keys Gap
    • Keys Gap [Loudoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannondale Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keys Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keys Gap
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    • Lewisville [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Clarke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Shannondale Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
    • Mechanicstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicstown
      • Mechanicstown [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Shannondale Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicstown
    • Mechanicsville [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Loudoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Shannondale Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Mountain Mission [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Mission
      • Mountain Mission [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannondale Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Mission have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Mission
    • Silver Grove [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Grove
      • Silver Grove [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannondale Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Grove
    • Summit Point [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Point
      • Summit Point [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Shannondale Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Point
    • Sunny Ridge [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Ridge
      • Sunny Ridge [Loudoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Shannondale Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Ridge
    • Wheatland [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Shannondale Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland

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 Shannondale Ferry. 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.

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    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Shannondale Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<3>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Charles Town is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Shannondale Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<3>
    • Patsy Cline     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Winchester (Virginia) on Thursday September 8, 1932 and died in Camden (Tennessee) on Tueday March 5, 1963 at the age of 30.
      • Winchester is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Shannondale Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Cline<3>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Shannondale Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<3>
    • Elizabeth Monroe     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe (1817 - 1825))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe (1817 - 1825). She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at the age of 62. She is buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Aldie is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Shannondale Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe<3>

How Far From Shannondale Ferry to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Shannondale Ferry to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Shannondale Ferry and extending to:

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    • Charles Town, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 212 miles [341.2 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Shannondale Ferry to Charleston, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 48 miles [77.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,917 miles [9,522.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,626 miles [10,663.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,502 miles [7,245.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.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- Shannondale Ferry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannondale Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2279, Longitude: -77.8411       In this case, the coordinates for Shannondale Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Shannondale Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.346 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.009 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.929 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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