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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Kingwood [Map], which is the Seat of Preston County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Silver Lake to Kingwood, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 134 miles [215.7 km] to the East (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,985 miles [9,631.9 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 6,698 miles [10,779.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,573 miles [7,359.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Silver Lake ...

We have found 46 communities that share the name Silver Lake.

While the name Silver Lake is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 46 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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British Columbia

Our profile page for Silver Lake   [Map]
Distance: About 2,237 miles [3,600.1 km] to the Northwest

California

Amador County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Amador County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Amador County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, San Bernardino County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in San Bernardino County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Colorado

Huerfano County

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

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Florida

Lake County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the South Southwest

Orange County

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

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Georgia

Glynn County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Glynn County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the South Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the South Southwest

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Illinois

Henderson County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Henderson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the West Northwest

McHenry County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, McHenry County   [Map]
Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Indiana

Kosciusko County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Kosciusko County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Iowa

Worth County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Worth County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Kansas

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Shawnee County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the West

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Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the East Northeast

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Plymouth County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Kent County

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

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Minnesota

McLeod County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, McLeod County   [Map]
Distance: About 846 miles [1,361.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Washington County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Washington County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Perry County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Perry County   [Map]
Distance: About 577 miles [928.6 km] to the West

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Montana

Deer Lodge County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Deer Lodge County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,762 miles [2,835.7 km] to the West Northwest

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New Hampshire

Carroll County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Carroll County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Essex County

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

Warren County

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

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New York

Orange County

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

Otsego County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 317 miles [510.2 km] to the Northeast

Wyoming County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Wyoming County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the North Northeast

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North Carolina

Madison County

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

New Hanover County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, New Hanover County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the South Southeast

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Ohio

Logan County

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

Summit County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Summit County   [Map]
Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the Northwest

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Lake County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,153 miles [3,464.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bucks County

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

Susquehanna County

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

York County

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

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Rhode Island

Providence County

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

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South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Lexington County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Johnson County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 224 miles [360.5 km] to the Southwest

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Texas

Van Zandt County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Van Zandt County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Cowlitz County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 km] to the West Northwest

Snohomish County

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

Spokane County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Spokane County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,975 miles [3,178.5 km] to the West Northwest

Whatcom County

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

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Wisconsin

Kenosha County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Kenosha County   [Map]
Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the West Northwest

Waushara County

Our profile page for Silver Lake, Waushara County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Silver Lake ...

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.

Amboy   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Silver Lake   [Map]
Aurora   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Breedlove (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Henry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Horse Shoe Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Lead Mine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Location   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Pierce   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Red House (MD)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sell   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Sunnyside (MD)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Silver Lake. 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.

Andrew Wasil Seminick
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Pierce (West Virginia) on Sunday September 12, 1920 and died in Melbourne (Florida) on Sunday February 22, 2004 at an age of 83.

Pierce [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Silver Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Wasil Seminick<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of West Virginia

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About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2543, Longitude: -79.4978     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silver Lake 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 Silver Lake 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 309.339 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.142 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.633 degrees.

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<7>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 Silver Lake 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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<8>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 Silver Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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