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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shannondale 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:
    • 39.217047, -77.807494
    • 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
  • 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 Shannondale ...

We have found six communities that share the name Shannondale.

Within West Virginia, the name Shannondale is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another six communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Saint Francis County
      • This Shannondale is located in Saint Francis County and lies 759 miles [1,221.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Shannondale that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Francis County community of Shannondale.
    • Indiana
      • Montgomery County
      • This Shannondale is located in Montgomery County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the west of the Shannondale that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Shannondale.
    • Missouri
      • Chariton County
      • This Shannondale is located in Chariton County and lies 803 miles [1,292.3 km]<1> to the west of the Shannondale that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chariton County community of Shannondale.
      • Shannon County
      • This Shannondale is located in Shannon County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the west of the Shannondale that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shannon County community of Shannondale.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • This Shannondale is located in Clarion County and lies 149 miles [239.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Shannondale that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Shannondale.
    • Tennessee
      • Knox County
      • This Shannondale is located in Knox County and lies 398 miles [640.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Shannondale that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannondale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Shannondale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shannondale ...

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 north of Shannondale
    • 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
  • Britain [Loudoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Britain
    • Britain [Loudoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Britain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Britain
  • 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
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Shannondale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Keys Gap [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keys Gap
      • Keys Gap [Loudoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shannondale
      • 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
    • Mechanicstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicstown
      • Mechanicstown [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Shannondale
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Shannondale
      • 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 north of Shannondale
      • 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
    • Round Hill [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Hill
      • Round Hill [Loudoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Shannondale
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Hill<3>
    • 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
      • 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
    • Sunny Ridge [Loudoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Ridge
      • Sunny Ridge [Loudoun County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Shannondale
      • 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Shannondale
      • 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. 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 ...
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Shannondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<4>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Shannondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Shannondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Cline<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Shannondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Shannondale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • 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 214 miles [344.4 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Shannondale to Charleston, with an average speed<5>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 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 46 miles [74 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,916 miles [9,520.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,501 miles [7,243.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shannondale. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shannondale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannondale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2170, Longitude: -77.8075       In this case, the coordinates for Shannondale 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.327 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.985 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.919 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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