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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Charles Town [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 214 miles [344.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Shannondale to Charleston, with an average speed<2>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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,916 miles [9,520.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,625 miles [10,661.9 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,501 miles [7,243.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shannondale ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Shannondale.

While the name Shannondale is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Saint Francis County

Our profile page for Shannondale, Saint Francis County   [Map]
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the West Southwest


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Shannondale, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the West


Chariton County

Our profile page for Shannondale, Chariton County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the West

Shannon County

Our profile page for Shannondale, Shannon County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the West

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Clarion County

Our profile page for Shannondale, Clarion County   [Map]
Distance: About 149 miles [239.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Knox County

Our profile page for Shannondale, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the West Southwest

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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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Blair   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Shannondale   [Map]
Britain (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Halltown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Harmony (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Keys Gap (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Mechanicstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Mechanicsville (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountain Mission   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Round Hill (VA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Silver Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sunny Ridge (VA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Wheatland   -   5 miles [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 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.

Belle Boyd
  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 an age of 56. She was buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Martinsburg [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Shannondale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<7>
John Brown
  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 an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Shannondale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown
Elizabeth Monroe
  First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe. She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at an age of 62. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Aldie [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Shannondale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Shannondale. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shannondale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shannondale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2170, Longitude: -77.8075     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shannondale 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 Shannondale 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 308.327 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.985 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.919 degrees.

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<7>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:

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