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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 Silverton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Silverton 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 Silverton:
    • 38.926193, -81.722352
    • 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 Silverton
  • 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 Silverton ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Silverton.

Within West Virginia, the name Silverton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Silverton lies 1,892 miles [3,044.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
    • Colorado
      • San Juan County
      • This Silverton is located in San Juan County and lies 1,401 miles [2,254.7 km]<1> to the west of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Juan County community of Silverton.
    • Idaho
      • Shoshone County
      • This Silverton is located in Shoshone County and lies 1,804 miles [2,903.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shoshone County community of Silverton.
    • Illinois
      • Jasper County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Silverton [Jasper County].
    • Kansas
      • Pratt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Silverton [Pratt County].
      • Stafford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Silverton [Stafford County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Silverton lies 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
    • Missouri
      • Douglas County
      • This Silverton is located in Douglas County and lies 608 miles [978.5 km]<1> to the west of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Silverton.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Silverton.
    • New Jersey
      • Ocean County
      • This Silverton is located in Ocean County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ocean County community of Silverton.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Silverton lies 1,376 miles [2,214.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
    • North Carolina
      • Wake County
      • This Silverton is located in Wake County and lies 268 miles [431.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Silverton.
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This Silverton is located in Hamilton County and lies 144 miles [231.7 km]<1> to the west of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Silverton.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • This Silverton is located in Marion County and lies 2,125 miles [3,419.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Silverton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Silverton is located in Schuylkill County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Silverton.
    • Texas
      • Briscoe County
      • This Silverton is located in Briscoe County and lies 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km]<1> to the west of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Briscoe County community of Silverton.
    • Virginia
      • Southampton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Silverton [Southampton County].
    • Washington
      • Snohomish County
      • This Silverton is located in Snohomish County and lies 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Silverton that is located in Jackson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Snohomish County community of Silverton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Silverton ...

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.

  • Drift Run [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drift Run
    • Drift Run [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Silverton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drift Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drift Run
  • Flatwoods [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
    • Flatwoods [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Silverton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
  • Hemlock [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock
    • Hemlock [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Silverton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock
  • Independence [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Silverton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Mentor [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mentor
      • Mentor [Jackson County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Silverton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mentor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Murray [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Silverton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • New Era [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Era
      • New Era [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Silverton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Era have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Era
    • Pleasant Hill [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Silverton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant View [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Silverton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
      • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Silverton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,616 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<5>
    • Ravenswood Ferry [Meigs County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood Ferry
      • Ravenswood Ferry [Meigs County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Silverton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenswood Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood Ferry
    • Sandyville [Jackson County]

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 Silverton. 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 ...
    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)
    • Mel Clark     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Letart (West Virginia) on Wednesday July 7, 1926 and died in West Columbia (West Virginia) on Thursday May 1, 2014 at the age of 87. He is buried at Sunrise Memorial Gardens (Mason County, West Virginia).
      • Letart is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Silverton.
      • West Columbia is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Silverton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Clark<6>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gallipolis (Ohio) on Monday September 11, 1944 and died in Short Gap (West Virginia) on Friday January 9, 2009 at the age of 64. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Gallipolis is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Silverton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ripley, which is the Seat of Jackson County and lies just to the South.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Silverton to Charleston, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 251 miles [403.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,091 miles [9,802.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,807 miles [10,954.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,683 miles [7,536.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 '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- Silverton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silverton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9262, Longitude: -81.7224       In this case, the coordinates for Silverton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Silverton 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.
<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 Silverton, 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 Silverton 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 310.704 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.647 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.716 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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